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Old 03-05-2017, 07:14 PM
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I know It may take me a few hours to find that one special bolt, but I also know I still have it.. Because I didn't throw it away like everyone said I should..

The first step....denial. .

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:59 PM
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I'm maxed out on tools and equipment, but I use most of it and for the rest there's Ebay, gifts to my friends, or the scrap bin if it's junk.

I quit hoarding used common hardware. It's not cost effective to dig for it vs. making a list and buying new via Ebay or Amazon. I use both to maintain a decent bench stock for small money. (Plano clear plastic tackle boxes from Walmart are cheap, made in USA, and totally worth it.)

Scrap metal stays outdoors for years but it gets used and yard space is no problem.

I started imitating my much more organized friend after we set up his shipping container shop and found if you throw shit out you can enjoy using your space a lot more. A good exercise is tossing some items that "might" be worth keeping but you know you'll never use or repair.

The more I copy the military tool rooms I ran the nicer my life goes. Invest in storage. Used tool boxes and shelving can go cheap at auctions.

If you clear the decks you'll get more work done vs. wading through a bunch of depressing reminders your eyes were bigger than your stomach.

Do at least one useful shop or project task, however minor, every day. If a project has 365 bolts you'll have them installed in a year, which beats not installing them at all...
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:26 AM
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Do at least one useful shop or project task, however minor, every day. If a project has 365 bolts you'll have them installed in a year, which beats not installing them at all...

I can't agree more. Tonight I laid out the carb cleaner I need to do the final cleanup on an auto repair. It's not much, but it got me out of the house, away from the computer, and set the stage to jump in with both feet if I have more time tomorrow.




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