[purchase info] Purchased pre-owned in Preston Vineyards.
[time in my possession] Approximately 5.5 years.
[last used] Today. (Well, I’m a little late on posting this blog entry, but I was in it until I moved.)
[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Difficult
[destination] Rental property right now.
[replacement item] A smaller house. I went from 1792 square feet to 1419.
[info] Wow. Where do I start with this one? I wanted to downsize my house. I bought this as a fixer-upper and spent a good part of the first 4 years doing just that — fixing it up. A lot of sweat equity went into this home, which made it a really difficult decision.
I still own the home and I’m renting it to some really awesome people! I plan to sell it, but for now it’s a rental property. With that being said, I’m not sure how to quantify this downsize in dollars like I have all of the other things. I’ll have to figure that out when calculating my final dollar amounts.
[info] I was going to save this and make something artistic out of it. It broke when I tried to hang it on the wall. These suckers are HEAVY! I’m sad it broke. I still have my collection of them displayed in my entry way.
[info] I used this for art projects like melting crayons. It’s cool, but I just don’t use it enough to keep it. I hate getting rid of cool looking retro stuff. Oh well, I still have my rotary dial phones.
[purchase info] Purchased at a thrift store for $30
[time in my possession] Approximately 4 years
[last used] 3.5 years ago
[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Medium
[replacement item] None
[info] I tried sewing a long, long time ago. My grandma told me in so many words, that sewing is just not my gift. She was right. Not only is it not my thing, I find it kind of frustrating. I bought this machine to sew paper in an abstract way for crafts. I simply don’t have time to do that. If I ever get time, I’ll buy another machine at a thrift store or I’ll borrow one. I have a lot of sewing friends.
[info] Okay, the number of chemicals you can get for a spa outnumber the rocks in my rock garden. You can’t possibly need all this stuff! What is you bought all the available chemicals and used them all at once? Would you have a mushroom cloud over your house? I’ve had the spa for over a year and the ph levels have never been off. I use chlorine and one other chemical that helps with water clarity. That’s it. So I got rid of the rest. If I ever have ph issues, I’ll have to buy something, but until then, I’m simplifying the chemicals. #downtotwo