No More Stuff But...

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No More Stuff But... 

 

 

 

 

I think you need to go through some stuff to really appreciate life

and understand what it means to persevere, overcome and have faith.

I think those tough times make you a stronger person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Judith Hill


No More Stuff But...  Obviously, there's much to be said about "stuff".  Of many varieties.   It was Saturday morning, things seemed pretty typical.  People out and about.  Some with their dogs on a trip around the neighborhood.  Baby strollers too.  Directional signs for the weekend open house events indicate that the real estate market is still alive despite words and warnings to the contrary.

 

"Stuff" was happening.  And then my sense and idea of "stuff" shifted.   A sign appeared on a street corner.  Then another.  And still another.  A yard or patio sale.  A garage sale "spectacular".  Maybe some creative marketing homeowner decided to identify it as an estate sale.  Of course, there are community events like this that create a certain synergy for commerce.  It seems to be a cottage industry.    Stuff is big business.  

 

On the second Sunday of each month, rain or shine, the Rose Bowl Flea Market is held in Pasadena, CA.  More stuff.  Countless varieties.  More categories.   More than fifty years of success with stuff.  

 

I don't need more stuff.  But apparently many people do.  They like stuff.  So more stuff must be better.   Some people collect things.  Of all kinds.  There are more reasons to go to such events than simply stuff, right?  People watching for one.  Collecting memories doesn't need a wallet.  Enjoy and collect whatever may strike your fancy.  After all, stuff happens.  Certainly.  

 

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

No More Stuff But...

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Michael,  I know I have stuff in my basement that I wonder why I have it if I never use it.

 

Sep 22, 2019 07:45 AM #21
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Joan Cox
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Michael, stuff does happen every day, some good, some not so good.   I got rid of probably 30% of my stuff last year when I moved, and sure feels good!

Sep 22, 2019 11:17 AM #22
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Candice A. Donofrio
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The less 'stuff' to clog the energetic pipes, the more flow of freedom and blessings.

Of course I've been to that flea market many times over the years.  Recently gave away a rattan desk set my husband JUST HAD TO HAVE from there. It was gorgeous. But I didn't have to have it.
Stuff can gather in the gray matter too . . .

don't forget to Feng Shui the ol' noggin!

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why waste a good bottle?

Sep 22, 2019 12:05 PM #23
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Michael Jacobs
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Nina Hollander - punches really rock when the stuff starts to roll.  

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - we continue to see "stuff" as we see homes for sale.  Roosters?  Definitely a cockle-doodle-doo moment.  

Will Hamm - I've never had a home with a basement.  Sounds like it could be a stuff magnet.  

Joan Cox - moving often helps eliminate stuff.  Often people find "stuff" that moved with them from their previous home.  

Candice A. Donofrio - safely flushing toxins in a good idea whenever that occurs.  And that "stuff" can definitely clog our minds/thoughts.  It's best addressed swiftly.  Thank you for the feature within the BMIAD Group.  


Sep 22, 2019 05:21 PM #24
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 In some cases it borders on hoarding. None of us want that on our epitaph Michael Jacobs 

Sep 23, 2019 07:20 AM #25
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Hi there Michael Jacobs - at this stage, we prefer quality versus quantity in most things. I'd rather collect good memories and good friends and great adventures than more stuff. Although, I do agree, watching stuff happen in the form of people watching can be quite entertaining - and telling.  


Now on to Feng Shui my mind...  I think it might help with a trip to the gym soon.  

Sep 23, 2019 09:58 AM #26
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Michael Jacobs
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - that's not the way most want to be remembered.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - who really needs more things?  Rhetorical, not likely.  Unless people are collecting some words that could easily be tossed.  

Sep 23, 2019 08:19 PM #27
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Oh, I love this! It never ceases to amaze me that so many people truly believe that 'stuff' can make them happy! While I love 'things' (a.k.a. STUFF!) that has been passed down to me from my great-grandparents, I am a minimalist otherwise.

Well, until you visit my personal closet - oh boy! My problem there is that I hate shopping (unless I'm on vacation!) and I save clothes, hoping they will come back in-style in a few years! I take really good care of my clothes so, in 10 years, they seem brand new - and I didn't have to shop! WooHoo! 🥳 🙌 

And, I LOVE this quote! Funny but, I wrote about strength today too, Michael:

I think you need to go through some stuff to really appreciate life

and understand what it means to persevere, overcome and have faith.

I think those tough times make you a stronger person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Judith Hill

Tough times do, indeed, make you stronger!

Sep 23, 2019 08:54 PM #28
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"Collecting memories doesnt need a wallet". I love it.

Sep 24, 2019 09:26 AM #29
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Michael Jacobs
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - I agree.  It's likely we can think of examples of people who believe things bring happiness.  For some it may be true but at what cost?  Pun not quite intentional.  There are some good messages found in that quote beyond the words.

Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE - I am glad it resonated with you.  

Sep 24, 2019 10:13 AM #30
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Sharon Tara
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So much stuff. Having recently downsized I really appreciate having less.

Doesn't stop me from going to the yard sales every Saturday that I can. I enjoy the people watching, the exercise, the interesting finds and, of course, the great deals!

Sep 25, 2019 08:44 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara - there's much we can add while enjoying stuff-surfing of sorts - people watching, fitness and lots of other benefits.  Some immediate and others that just seem to happen.  

Sep 25, 2019 09:57 AM #32
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Joan Cox
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Michael, busy week this week, but wanted to stop by and say HI!   Hope you are doing well.

Sep 26, 2019 06:48 AM #33
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Michael, do you remember George Carlin did a skit on "a place for my stuff..." (at least I think that is what it was called). It was AWESOME. That is a comedian I miss!

Sep 26, 2019 07:47 AM #34
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Michael Jacobs
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Joan Cox - - glad to hear you're busy.   Nice of you to stop by today.

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - your George Carlin suggestion sent me to find that "stuff" comedy routine.  Defintely worth the search.  A comedy genuis!

Sep 26, 2019 08:08 AM #35
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Hi Michael Jacobs !   I can only imagine that those of us in the real estate business accumulate lots and lots and lots of 'stuff' when our Sellers close.  Quite typical for a seller to ask, "Do you want that, take it."  And therefore, through the years we have accumulated enough 'stuff' to have opened a resale secondhand store :)  And some of it is really expensive and nice!!  Our most recent haul was about 20 artistically painted pottery planters.  They were heavy as H......   Beautiful!!  And FREE!!!!!!  And then there were the living room sets, dining room sets, bedroom, office....china cabinets...lawn and yard work tools....  Just have to be careful not to add too much other stuff to our own stuff.  Hahaha ~  I have found that life is less stressful when I reduce the amount of saved stuff I have kept through the years.

Oct 01, 2019 02:54 PM #36
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott - life seems to present opportunities to gather "stuff" of all kinds.  It takes a strong ability to "edit" selections before they get out of control.  

Oct 02, 2019 04:51 PM #37
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Hi Michael:

Your post reminded me of that well-know skit about "stuff" by George Carlin. We all have it, some in abundance, and stuff happens!!

Jeff

Oct 02, 2019 06:14 PM #38
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I am working through probably 30 boxes of books that were shoved under our steps into the garage when we moved in 18 years ago  - since we moved those boxes have not been touched.  I lost of few books to those boxes when I packed them 18 years ago which I would like to find again but most of those books are not missed.  I am now working through a box a day to find books that we would like to read and books that I will donate to the local libraries - I am working on probably a one to keep 10 to donate ratio.  Then I send my son a text telling him I got rid of another box - which makes him happy and relieved that I am working through my stuff rather than leaving it to him in 30 or 40 year to get rid of! It feels good to de-accession - and I may find those two or three books I really want

Oct 03, 2019 05:25 AM #39
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Michael Jacobs
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Jeff Dowler, CRS - an earlier comment by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty led me seeing the genius of George Carlin in action with "stuff".  

Lise Howe - it sounds as if this post hit "home" with you.  The process takes time.  

Oct 03, 2019 05:15 PM #40
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