At what point do you think you'll stop caring about having stuff?

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This 200%

I think I'm starting to get there, I turn 30 next year. Got buddies with 'all the stuff' (Twin turbo lambos, 350whp+ SxS, turbo crotch rockets, boats, fashion, you name it) and they're not happy, said the stuff just makes you happy for a while, then its just like 'meh'
32-33 you really start to think shit thru LOL. 34-35 is the golden year...
 

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Damn. You guys are going to be easy to transition into a home at some point.

My dad's 85 and just picked up a 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible to restore. He's finishing the restoration of his 1935 Ford Phaeton on the heels of restoring his 1932 Ford Five Window.

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Damn. You guys are going to be easy to transition into a home at some point.

My dad's 85 and just picked up a 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible to restore. He's finishing the restoration of his 1935 Ford Phaeton on the heels of restoring his 1932 Ford Five Window.

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I lol'd at the home transition comment. Sounds like a lot of them are already there. Your Dad still has what it takes to enjoy life.
 

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Been like this for a long time and I'm 33yo.. I have excess stuff. If I haven't touched it in 2yrs it's gone.. Trim the fat. Hell every freaking summer I debate selling my car because it usually sits lol

Right now my main focus is my kids, job, and my business. My business is extra money to pay off my house in 7yrs so then I can retire retire whenever I want. I'll keep riding out the CG as long as I'm having fun and keep building my detailing business which is killing it.. No desire for more stuff. It would be nice to build a pool in my backyard at somepoint when I have the cash to do it.

Work, family, enjoy my car, pay off my house early.. Main focuses for me.
 

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Been like this for a long time and I'm 33yo.. I have excess stuff. If I haven't touched it in 2yrs it's gone.. Trim the fat. Hell every freaking summer I debate selling my car because it usually sits lol

Right now my main focus is my kids, job, and my business. My business is extra money to pay off my house in 7yrs so then I can retire retire whenever I want. I'll keep riding out the CG as long as I'm having fun and keep building my detailing business which is killing it.. No desire for more stuff. It would be nice to build a pool in my backyard at somepoint when I have the cash to do it.

Work, family, enjoy my car, pay off my house early.. Main focuses for me.
Didn't know you had a detailing business. Nice bro!
 

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I kind of like stuff. I'm not into wasting money on things like golf, booze, trips to third world countries or tourist traps. I prefer fixing up my house and cars but definitely don't need more of anything just enjoy maintaining what I have. I've taken some vacations over the years but get bored quickly and am ready to go home after a couple of days.
 

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Didn't know you had a detailing business. Nice bro!
yessir I started it 2yrs ago. This is the first full year though since I laid back with COVID.. It's been extremely successful this year though. When the time comes I want to retire from the Coast Guard and have this business up and running fulltime so just go and work for myself.
 

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It hit me this past summer when I went to the work bench to find a tool. I dug through so much clutter and nonsense. I finally found it 40 minutes later. Then I realized all that clutter was in every room and it made me realize how unhappy I was having to constantly tear a room apart trying to find something and how much useless “stuff” I actually have just collecting dust.

Spent some time doing a little research and came across a documentary called “The Minimalists: Less is Now” on Netflix.

I’ve slowly been going room to room and implementing that.

I take three boxes into a room. One gets labeled Seasonal/Occasional, one Not used in last 90 days, and third is Used Often.

I find a home for the stuff in Seasonal and Used often boxes.

The stuff in the not used in 90 days box gets sold, donated, given away or thrown away.



They have an excellent podcast too.
 

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Sold the car i never thought id sell 5 years ago at 37. Always thought 'there will be more mustangs'. Currently making more money than i ever have before but for whatever reason, have zero interest.

Stuck in Chicago area but these days all i really want is a chunk of land, a tiny/shipping container house, fast internet and my 75" TV
Thats not to far off from you tube stuff I watch on Saturday evenings. Milvans, living off the grid and stuff.

Car scene where I live use to have car meets every Fri and Sat nights. Its all come and gone. I question why I have the car in my garage sometimes as of late. I wouldnt replace with another Mustang/ Shelby



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In my pre-teen years, we were dirt poor. Literally. In my teen years, Mom and Dad went into business, and things got really good. But the poor years left me with a "get it and never let it go" mentality. So wanting stuff, and more of it, stayed with me until I hit 55, and that was five years ago.

Now? Cutting back. If I haven't used it in a year, it goes. Only one exception, so far, and for no particular reason: my tools. I've told my wife she can bury them with me, when I go.
 

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I’ve hung on to my transformers toys that fit in 2 Tupperware cases. A friend says I can make money off of them but I love them too much to get rid of them even at my age now. (I don’t play with them, just happy that they’re in my possession) Maybe when my son is old enough he’ll take interest. I’ve also managed to own several die cast car models (maybe 60) that I have very little room for because of my wife’s crap in the garage. I think I’ll donate half of them because selling them is too niche to get a decent price for them. I’ve sold off the extra “race cars” so I’m down to one Mustang for now in the garage. Trying to get my dads Mustang to fit in my garage next to mine.
 

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Damn. You guys are going to be easy to transition into a home at some point.

My dad's 85 and just picked up a 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible to restore. He's finishing the restoration of his 1935 Ford Phaeton on the heels of restoring his 1932 Ford Five Window.

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That's awesome! Yes don't stop living.

My mom's 82 and just picked up a 2019 Audi Q5 Turbo today.
 

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It hit me this past summer when I went to the work bench to find a tool. I dug through so much clutter and nonsense. I finally found it 40 minutes later. Then I realized all that clutter was in every room and it made me realize how unhappy I was having to constantly tear a room apart trying to find something and how much useless “stuff” I actually have just collecting dust.

Spent some time doing a little research and came across a documentary called “The Minimalists: Less is Now” on Netflix.

I’ve slowly been going room to room and implementing that.

I take three boxes into a room. One gets labeled Seasonal/Occasional, one Not used in last 90 days, and third is Used Often.

I find a home for the stuff in Seasonal and Used often boxes.

The stuff in the not used in 90 days box gets sold, donated, given away or thrown away.



They have an excellent podcast too.
There's some truth to that also! I have the same issue and that's one of my goals. To eventually declutter and organize everything.
 

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Im 39 & at that point now. Sold my 5.0 because I was about to drop a few more thousands on it. Now Im even giving away a truck that runs (just not great) as long as they take the other donor vehicle I have for it. Still debating it but already looking for someone who will appreciate it so they can have it. Stupid I know, but I just dont know why Im doing it. Something tells me I need to before I start the project. Ill spend thousands doing that too. Started a spiritual journey a few years back & the way I see things are different now.

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I feel the same way many of you do. I could afford new stuff but I'm happy with a 22 year old Cobra, 20+ year old V8 boat, economical DD, 4Runner for bad weather/towing boat and a safe full of guns that hardly get shot.

At 37 with a wife and 2.5 year old son, I'm more worried about securing our future and giving the little guy a good childhood. He does like the Cobra and the boat though so that's important for our future bonding.

Also, I can feel that I'm not 20 anymore and my physical fitness would fall off pretty quickly if I don't keep up with it so stretching and getting to the gym a few times a week is more important than ever.
 

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36, no kids, and basically at that point. I've become very tuned-in to clutter/junk/shit at my house. Example: To me, owning 3 cars and having a 3-car garage means they all go inside, not filling one or two stalls with crap. Basement...legitimately only store stuff on one side and that mostly consists of the woman's seasonal holiday crap. If stuff starts bleeding over to the other side, either I need to toss something or it better be worth hanging onto i.e. Cobra parts or winter wheels/tires for the Fiesta.

Still love the car, but I drive it less and less each year. Doesn't stop me from pumping cash into it, though.

My weakness, however, is audio equipment, specifically Cerwin-Vega gear. Hardly use my theater, but I keep accumulating more.

If this counts under the same umbrella...
My mother will be 73 on the 12th. She lives alone in a 2600sq ft house. Nothing wrong with her; she's Ms. Independent. She could make a killing if she unloaded the house right now, but alas no mention of even considering it. I know that one day she's gonna roll over and realize she should be in a condo. Because of that, I'd really like to get a big dumpster in her driveway so I can stop over and start clearing the place out proactively. Wayyyyy too much stuff in that house that she'll never touch again. And if I wait until she makes the decision or she kicks the bucket, I'll be doing most of the work myself anyway.

Maybe we should make a thread so we can show off the specific things we hoard...? lol
 

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I'm looking forward to buying a bigger house with a big ass shop to hold more and more cars. My dad has a few antique cars dating back to 1910 that I'm going to inherit at some point.


My plan as well.

I'll continue to collect shit and spread out as appropriate to accommodate it all lmao.

I'm 74 and I'm not there until I take the dirt nap. I have a 2.5 car garage and an 8'X10' shed that are full of stuff. Did I say I love stuff. I have every gardening tool and machine imaginable including a tiller and snow blower. Enough tools to outfit a small garage along with a full supply of electrical and plumbing tools and associated supplies. I also have a full complement of carpentry tools. I've been tinkering, fixing and making shit all my life. Not to long ago a friend was in my house and said "you have more shit than Home Depot".

Preach my brotha






ONE thing i will never have is a dirt yard full of rocks and weeds after i remove my beautiful grass. What moron would do that anyway?
 

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I feel the same way many of you do. I could afford new stuff but I'm happy with a 22 year old Cobra, 20+ year old V8 boat, economical DD, 4Runner for bad weather/towing boat and a safe full of guns that hardly get shot.

At 37 with a wife and 2.5 year old son, I'm more worried about securing our future and giving the little guy a good childhood. He does like the Cobra and the boat though so that's important for our future bonding.

Also, I can feel that I'm not 20 anymore and my physical fitness would fall off pretty quickly if I don't keep up with it so stretching and getting to the gym a few times a week is more important than ever.
My daughter loves riding in my car. She probably gets more joy out of it than I do. She loves saying, "daddy make the car go to 7" as in 7K rpm on the tach. LOL.
 

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