Lots - magnetic poetry, alphabet and some useful ones including a bottle opener. I do have a lot of stuff.
After moving several times I have learned that it just doesn't pay to be sentimental with too much stuff. Yes, I keep stuff that gets used on a regular basis and there are a few non-practical things in the house which I keep. But I do not keep receipts and records of things like phone bills and such. I keep last month's bill, then when this month's bill arrives I schedule the payment in online banking and shred last month's bill, keeping only the current one that was scheduled until the payment goes through. I only keep that which is relevant and gets used on a regular basis plus a small number of personal photos and of course my hobby items. But even the hobby items get downsized on a regular basis. Don't allow stuff to accumulate that you will "get around to one day".
I do have a small number of fridge magnets. All are related to my interests and are relevant. No sense throwing any of those out.
I am a bit of a sentimental pack rat but have gotten really good about digitizing a lot of stuff so at least its all on a hard drive rather than a filing cabinet. The apartment we are currently living in is the first place I have been in for more than two years since I was a kid so I had a good system of purging every time we moved. I am starting to accumulate a lot now, and my wife is worse. Seems like I clean out a shelf and she fills it We are renting now and I am actually looking forward to eventually moving out to force some organization/purging.
Originally Posted by the-royal-mail
So the UCLA has enough time and money to conduct a study on how many fridge magnets people have?
And its correlation to other stuff in their house.
Geez, if I were a donor to the university, I wouldn't be exactly pleased with my ROI.
Why don't they do something useful...like, how to cure the common cold, or reduce emissions.
How about figure out the correlation between global warming and all the SUV Hummers they drive over there in LA and Orange County.