Category Archives for "Collecting"

September 30, 2014

Recycling “Type”

Recycling “Type” -Back in 1942 in Universal City, California, Maria Montez,  Latin-American movie star, and Gloria Jean, helped collect over one hundred typewriters for the Army, Navy, and Marines. Only machines manufactured since January 1, 1935 were commandeered; no portables were wanted. A telephonic dictation room was set up whereby busy executives can pick up […]

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August 16, 2014

Collecting Dos and Don’ts

To collect because of an article somewhere that said “someday these will be very valuable,” isn’t a good reason. There has to be a love or connection to each item in order to legitimize it.  Remember, even if you collect thimbles, too many end of being a jumble of clutter. And keeping a collection of […]

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October 21, 2012

Map Hoarder

Check this out. A recently deceased L.A. man who “hoarded” maps in his small house  has left a legacy for the Los Angeles Public Library. Not that he planned it that way. . .Read the amazing story  below by Bob Poole. The discovery that real estate agent Matthew Greenberg made when he stepped inside a […]

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December 12, 2011

“But I Might Need It”

This is often the sticking point when it comes to de-cluttering. You can part (finally) with the 20-year collection of National Geographics, but your grandmother’s hand-embroidered, well-loved, tear-stained hankie (fill in your own sentimental attachment) is a problem. Besides, her favorite perfume still lingers. What to do? I always ask people if that’s the only […]

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