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Re: OT throw away society

I rarely throw anything away that's useable, unless it's from an old
boyfriend or something. ;-) Kidding. Things that I no longer need, want, or
use, go to charities or churches. I would truly find it wasteful to throw
out perfectly usable items simply because I no longer need them. I've been
taking a lot of stuff to our local thrift stores lately and dropping them
off as I'm in "cleaning out" mode.

I do have a hard time convincing myself to buy a brand new car though. I
would Love to have on but can't justify the payment on something that
depreciates so quickly. I really want a new Chevy Avalanche but that's a
house payment for some people and I'm not willing to pay that. I'd rather be
able to actually make my real house payment.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT throw away society

> I guess I'd come into this discussion on the frugal side, making
> distinctions between need, want, and waste.  And factoring in economic
> necessity - as much as I hate to throw away things that might still be
> usable, I don't see myself sewing together tired pieces of sheet unless I
> have no other way to cover the mattress.  Fortunately for me, at the times
> so far in my life when it would have been necessary, my sheets weren't
> out <grin>
> But the waste that goes on...  I'm not saying one should feel guilty about
> buying a new item, but if it's replacing something, and if the one it's
> replacing is itself still new or working well, the old shouldn't be going
> the trash!
> On the other hand, I am personally trying to find a workable balance
> what I need, what I want and can use, and all the stuff that has
> because I can't seem to get rid of it because it is still usable, even if
> no longer need it.  Working on that, albeit slowly.
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
> Original Message -----
> From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 9:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT throw away society
> > Well I certainly understand the concept of making things last. And I can
> > understand re-using the "usable" parts of something. I guess the point
> > trying to make is that if you want to make a change and buy something
> > and pretty, you shouldn't be made to feel guilty about it.
> >
> > I'm know my Granny reuses things and sews things together (or she used
> > make them go farther. She would have been in the poor-house long ago if
> not.
> >
> > I guess I'm somewhere in the middle. I have a friend who buys everything
> > new, new, new, no matter what. She told me a couple of years ago that
> > wanted to get a truck for us to tootle around in to the gardening shops,
> or
> > what we refer to as "a beater"  Her idea of a beater was a 2002 Ford
> ranger
> > with no power windows and a standard transmission. I had to laugh, and
> still
> > do about that. Now I borrow it when I need to go out of town because my
> old
> > Jeep is about on its last legs. But by God it has lasted since 1991 and
> it's
> > still going.
> >
> > A
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
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