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Cleaning out my Locker
So Saturday I noticed that I couldn't get my gift showcase to load 99% of the time, because there were just too many gifts in there. Now I know what that sounds like..."oh boo hoo, everyone sends me presents and now my locker won't load" but in reality, about 2/3 of my gifts were from spammers. After going through pages and pages, deleting any gift that was from someone inactive, or a spammer - and gifts from people I don't know that didn't have a genuine note attached (I like the notes Cleaning out my Locker Photo), my locker loads now.

Anyway it got me wondering...have/do  you go through your gifts periodically and remove those from spammers or people you don't know? Or do you love your gifts so much that you keep em all no matter what?

How about in real life? I recently moved, and after we got into our new place, I went through every single item I own, including keepsakes, and got rid of a BUNCH of stuff. Do you do this? 

Do you get rid of stuff from your childhood just to downsize storage even if it has a little sentimental value? How much sentimental value does it need to hold?
Featured by: Anthonyg7575 at 7/26/10 3:55PM
| Closed on 08/25/10 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
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 1. Do you clean out your Gift Locker? (0 points)
22%a. Yes, occasionally
3%b. I haven't, but I need to
50%c. I don't really need to
16%d. NO! MINE! I'm keeping everything I get!
9%e. Other
 2. Outside of the Q - do you clean out your storage? (0 points)
28%a. Yes, once a year
6%b. Yes, once every few years
13%c. Only when I move
19%d. No, but I need to
19%e. I don't have much for storage
3%f. No, I'm a pack rat
13%g. Other
 3. When cleaning out your storage, do you ever get rid of anything of sentimental value? (0 points)
0%a. I don't clean out my storage
53%b. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without
3%c. I don't keep much of anything
3%d. I don't have anything of sentimental value
19%e. No way, are you kidding?
22%f. Other
 4. How MUCH sentimental value does something have to have in order for you to keep it? (0 points)
19%a. Any at all
0%b. It has to be connected to someone who's passed away
3%c. It has to be connected to my childhood (old school work, art projects)
0%d. I only keep stuff my kids made, or a few baby items
47%e. 2 or more things above
3%f. I only keep pictures
9%g. I'm not really sentimental
19%h. Other

 &nbp;
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#1 | 1460 days ago

I like to keep my gifties in here, because I don't have to dust them, they don't need a real space, just a few KBytes, and they are from people I know and care about, so I'm keeping them while I can. In real life is a different story, I don't like to have things I don't need ,and from time to time I do exhaustive cleaning in my house, that's what I was doing minutes ago, magazines, clothes, shoes, books, a lot of papers (sighs) every time I get rid of all that I feel sooo much better. I think the sentimental value has to be given to the memories we relate to those objects, not the objects per se (unless they are like the jewels of the crown, I'm not fool either)
  
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#1 | 1460 days ago

I like to keep my gifties in here, because I don't have to dust them, they don't need a real space, just a few KBytes, and they are from people I know and care about, so I'm keeping them while I can. In real life is a different story, I don't like to have things I don't need ,and from time to time I do exhaustive cleaning in my house, that's what I was doing minutes ago, magazines, clothes, shoes, books, a lot of papers (sighs) every time I get rid of all that I feel sooo much better. I think the sentimental value has to be given to the memories we relate to those objects, not the objects per se (unless they are like the jewels of the crown, I'm not fool either)
#2 | 1460 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

 I love my gifts, but I dont think I have spam gifts.

And wow I guess we will see which Q'er could be on hoarders by this poll huh. 
1. NO! MINE! I'm keeping everything I get!  2. Yes, once a year  3. Other  4. 2 or more things above  
#3 | 1460 days ago

I'm so desperate I even kept my "loser" gift from that one culprit who sent them to everyone a few months back.
1. I don't really need to  2. No, but I need to  3. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without  4. 2 or more things above  
#4 | 1460 days ago

I haven't gotten any from spammers. Only people I know, and I don't have that many so I haven't cleaned them out yet.
1. I don't really need to  2. Yes, once a year  3. Other  4. Other  
#5 | 1460 days ago

I'm kinda proud of my anonymous loser and haha gifts!!!
1. I don't really need to  2. Yes, once a year  3. No way, are you kidding?  4. 2 or more things above  
#6 | 1460 days ago

10 not much in there---leave it. 2) my wife NEEDS to get rid of stuff.  3) if it has sentimental value it wouldn't be in my storage. 4)pictures and important papers is all i hang onto. my wife scrapbooks all the pictures and once they are in an album they stay there, no matter how bad they are.
1. I don't really need to  2. No, but I need to  3. Other  4. I only keep pictures  
#7 | 1460 days ago

I LOVE my gifts!!!! Occaisionally, I used to get them from people I didn't know, sometimes professing undying love, but I haven't recieved any like that recently, only heartfelt ones I will likely never part with!

As for real life, I tend to clear out our shed every year, and oddly, this year I found in amongst some old Christmas things, a card sent in 2002 by one of my dearest friends from my 20's.  She died suddenly from a brain aneurysm a few years ago, but I think of her daily, and reading this message brought her back, one more time.  I'll never throw it away.

Other things I thought I would keep forever, like my son's favorite baby outfit, I also re-washed and put away, if only so he can have it for his children sometime down the road.  I did junk two entire pickup loads of stuff we decided we could live without though.
1. Yes, occasionally  2. Yes, once a year  3. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without  4. 2 or more things above  
#8 | 1460 days ago

1.) My spammers don't send me gifts - they are far, far more thoughtful. I get opportunities to make a fortune if I can only send them $1,000!! Someday I just know one of these is going to pay off!
2.) It might take me awhile to get there, but when I clean house it's like a clean sweep.
3.) Funny thing about this is, it was saved because it had perceived value, but after looking at it I ask: Why???
4.) It has to either have monetary value, or an heirloom sort of thing. I never even have pictures developed anymore - if I need them, they are in organized files that are backed up.
1. I don't really need to  2. Yes, once every few years  3. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without  4. 2 or more things above  
#9 | 1460 days ago

funny you polled this. i've been trying to buy you one for weeks, but my patience is not a strength of mine. (p.s. love the new gifts!)

i never thought to clean it out. all those anonymous "loser"'s i aquired in the first quarter. i just don't know if i can part with them. the rest i love and having 25q bucks now (wooot!) i know the value of em and would never toss aside someone's nice gesture or betting leverage.

when i move i'll toss a load of junk. my rule for a while now is if i haven't opened the box, bag, whatever in 2 years, i toss it without even looking. pack ratting is such a vicious cycle, it's best just to not even look.
1. I don't really need to  2. Only when I move  3. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without  4. 2 or more things above  
#10 | 1460 days ago

My kids will have to pull up a dumpster and shovel when I'm gone.  Hehehehe
1. I don't really need to  2. No, but I need to  3. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without  4. Any at all  
#11 | 1460 days ago

1.  I need to be on some special Hoarders: Q Edition.
2.  I need to be on some special Hoarders: Huge Loser Edition.
3.  Depends on what kind of sentiment it possesses.  
4.  It needs to be something with a positive memory attached, or something I feel like I might need/want to reflect on later.  So damn near anything, is what I'm saying.  
1. I haven't, but I need to  2. No, but I need to  3. Other  4. Other  
#12 | 1460 days ago

I clean once a month...I don't like keeping stuff if I am not using it...THIS does not apply to the gifts I have received here. I keep those cause I really don't have to do anything with them......as for anything else here in the real world...the only thing I keep are photos....and soon not even those as I transfer all of them to disc.....
1. Yes, occasionally  2. Other  3. Other  4. Other  
#13 | 1460 days ago

i gt 7 gifts on the "Q" cleaned out my attic no garage the only thing i collect is coffee cups got 65 of them  go figure
1. I don't really need to  2. I don't have much for storage  3. I don't have anything of sentimental value  4. I'm not really sentimental  
#14 | 1460 days ago

I am usually fixing a mess or making a mess somewhere all the time...
1. Other  2. Other  3. Other  4. Other  
#15 | 1460 days ago

MY PERSONAL THINGS? I HAVE THINGS OF MY GRAND MA, MY MOTHER, AND MINE ,IN CRYSTAL, MURANO, I HAVE 36 CRYSTAL CUPS , 46 PLATES , ETC, PICTURES OF MY FAMILY 150 YEARS OLDER , OR MORE, ETC, THEY ARE IN MY LITTLE CASTLE, WARM AND WHITH THE FAMILY STORY.- WHEN I SEE THE POTATOES GROW UNDER THE EARTH, MY FAMILY CAN DO WHAT SHE WANT ,  MY BOOKS THEY HAVE A DESTINITY, A BIG GIFT FOR MY CITY .-
1. I don't really need to  2. Yes, once a year  3. No way, are you kidding?  4. Any at all  
#16 | 1460 days ago

I got no spammer gifts.  That breaks my heart. 
I've got things  that were my mother's and grandmothers'.
I've got about 25 photo albums.  Is that too many?
Yeah i got way too many Christmas decorations that i don't use anymore and i got way too many clothes.
I am a little better at throwing things away but when i do I get all panicie(new word of the day)  and feel like i am throwing a piece of my heart out  with it.
1. I don't really need to  2. Only when I move  3. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without  4. 2 or more things above  
#17 | 1460 days ago

i dont have any gifts :(  not even from spammers, so now im kinda sad :'( 
i do clean out my room sometimes and through away half the stuff i own, clothes i don't wear, books i don't like and school work i don't need.  it makes me feel much more organized.   :D
#18 | 1459 days ago

I still have a lot of crap that I won't part with from my childhood.  As for the gifts here, I check them every now and then and have deleted several.
1. Yes, occasionally  2. I don't have much for storage  3. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without  4. 2 or more things above  
#19 | 1459 days ago
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hmmmm i don't have any Q GIFTS so i guess i don't need to do any cleaning lol  ,  what a loser
1. I don't really need to  2. I don't have much for storage  3. Sometimes I run across something I realize I can live without  4. 2 or more things above  
#20 | 1459 days ago

I don't have any gifts either......can you get a lap dance on here...............?

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