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Old 14th Mar 2014, 20:02
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Tidying up

Start with good intentions on the Towers junk room(one loves junk) mysterious boxes opened and examined,aha!! whats this,forgot all about these things,cant remember where I found that thing sidetrack after sidetrack
Time allocated for tidy up of junk room draws to a close,look about room now three times more untidy than when I started.
Bag full of old vintage cameras,1920s - 30s inherited thirty years ago and entirely forgotten draws interest,why dont you sell em on ebay Bro Draper suggests,feckoff! I int selling any of my junk, say I.

Eleven different toolboxes,I kid you not
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 20:06
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Tony D.

Thanks for sharing. However, I don't have that kind of problem. My motto has always been: when in doubt, throw it out. And that includes women as well.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 20:11
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Tiz a failing common among shedites that we cannot bring ourselves to throw anything out,for we just know with the certainty of sunrise tomorrow that should we do so withing 36 hours we will find we have desperate need for the item flung.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 20:29
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with the certainty of sunrise tomorrow

We could only dream of sunrises...
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 21:05
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You had sun???


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Old 14th Mar 2014, 21:21
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Agree Mr D nothing more useful that a "Comehandy" and you can guarantee the day after you throw any of it out you'll have urgent need of it!
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 22:24
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One method of sorting out one's shed of 'come-in-handy's is to let Nature take over. Mind you, this was only the 'small' shed - the garage was inundated and even after that I have a shortage of storage space. Come the rebuild, things WILL be different!!!
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 22:35
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They all look like human skulls scattered about the place in that top picture Mr Jack, did you practice a unusual hobby in your shed.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 23:02
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Norfolk stone, Mr D - surprising amount of it around here
One of our neighbours (an historical buff) reckons that a previous owner used to pick up skulls washed upon the beach and store them on shelves - until the plods heard about it. This was post WW2 - apparently - lots of them about. Doesn't have quite the appeal of my machine tool habit ... 12 lathes, 4 mills, 4 saws 6 drills etc., etc.
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 23:10
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Norfolk stone, Mr D - surprising amount of it around here
The wind was obviously a lot stronger than I thought.
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 08:39
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Just realised that my rather cryptic response to Mr D didn't make obvious sense - not unusual!!:
My location is Norfolk!
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 09:13
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I decided to tidy up my 'man cave' by sorting stuff into plastic crates so I have a little more room.

Trouble is it now takes up even more room!
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 09:46
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A watch of those 'Hoarders' programmes on TV will sober up anyone with a bit too much junk at home. As has been suggested a purchase of a good few see-through plastic boxes for putting like with like is a good start, if only for the satisfaction of the inner autism that is said to afflict most men (and a few women). Also may one recommend a storage room at a storage facility, this being a huge help to those who are under severe pressure from co-habities to "clear that *****mess up out of that room!" etc etc.

A sorting through 'stuff' and throwing out/donating/selling, or even using is cathartic and to be recommended. That said, you have to be ready to do it, otherwise resistance, self-sabotage, laziness, aroundtuit will always get in the way.


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Old 15th Mar 2014, 13:54
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plastic crates
I knows about them: that crack after a winter in the shed, or when something heavy is put down at arms stretch.
Fortunately 5/8th plywood does make a strong box: which becomes covered; by the stuff that is essential to keep.
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 22:25
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Checked my Cornish shed last week, and found it about half a mile downwind :-)
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 23:18
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I find the problem is that I know I have the part but where is it? The only answer I can see is to adopt a 'storeman' attitude and everything has to be registered in a log. But then you need to ensure that a 'bracket, right angle, 3/8 by 1/2' is what you are looking for rather than 'small angle bracket'.

The saying that 'A place for everything and everything in its place' sounds fine until the question is asked 'What is its place?'

Don't suggest a computer or you end up with the BA 'EWS' result - described as 'Engineers Want Spares' and leading to 'I know you can see it on the shelf but the computer says we haven't got it so you can't have it even it means cancelling the flight' - which I believe actually happened!
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Old 15th Mar 2014, 23:46
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Burn all your old shit.. Seriously life is to short to keep crap
I have tons of shit.. I have play mobile stuff from the 80's
It's mint and worth a lot of money. But it's not played with or mobile
What a waste of plastic..
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Old 16th Mar 2014, 00:07
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'I know you can see it on the shelf but the computer says we haven't got it so you can't have it even it means cancelling the flight'
Been there and experienced that!

Another Catch 22 situation was when suppliers brought in items that were entered into the stores but the chief store manager wouldn't release the parts as all items had to be 'planned' so that there was labour (and workshop space) available to fit parts as part of a programme, even though the parts were replacements for those that had been redesigned.
If it wasn't 'planned' it wouldn't happen - so we had vehicles running around with obsolete parts whilst the updated parts sat in the stores unissued.

I've also had the answer that the item couldn't be issued as that would leave the stores without stock . . .
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Old 16th Mar 2014, 04:00
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'I know you can see it on the shelf but the computer says we haven't got it so you can't have it even it means cancelling the flight' Been there and experienced that!

Another Catch 22 situation was when suppliers brought in items that were entered into the stores but the chief store manager wouldn't release the parts as all items had to be 'planned' so that there was labour (and workshop space) available to fit parts as part of a programme, even though the parts were replacements for those that had been redesigned.
If it wasn't 'planned' it wouldn't happen - so we had vehicles running around with obsolete parts whilst the updated parts sat in the stores unissued.

I've also had the answer that the item couldn't be issued as that would leave the stores without stock
I started out in aviation on that side of things and on my watch all those idiots above would have been overridden, and disciplined or tanked very quickly.
One of the joys of being contactable 24/7/365.25. The training staff would have been in for a meet, re-training done and manuals re-written if that was needed.
A flight was sacred and never cancelled or delayed for those reasons. As long as a part was properly documented as legit and was serviceable and appropriate to the use, it was issued.
Would love to know the airline where that happened.
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Old 16th Mar 2014, 04:10
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I've seen a couple of farmer clients who were hoarders suffering from a form of OCD. The crap they collected was unbelieveable. One bloke used to do a daily run to the local town tips and bring home anything even faintly useable.

This bloke couldn't even throw out newspapers. He stacked them in the entrance hallway of his house until one person could barely fit through.
I kid you not, they reached the ceiling and filled the entire hallway length. There were even newspapers stacked in the rooms.

Then came the day the fire brigade got a call. His house was on fire. It burnt like a Roman Candle.
A 100 firetrucks would have had trouble putting it out, but only there were only 2 available (it was a small country town volunteer fire brigade).

Insurance paid out (God knows how, they must have been a relaxed company to deal with) and he built a new house with the proceeds.
I moved away not long after, and never visited him again, but I'll wager the new house now looks like the old one.
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