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Like Storage Wars, but without the camera crew

I want to get rid of a houseful of stuff, but I don't have the time or energy to sell it on Craigslist or hold a garage sale. Are there services that will pick up & sell things for me? Location: Seattle. [more inside]
posted by cdefgfeadgagfe on Aug 17, 2014 - 7 answers

Woman's Day From 1970's worth selling?

I'm going through my father's garage, and have come across two waist high piles of magazines from the 1970's, most likely waiting room material left over from when he owned a small business. They seem to mostly be "Woman's Day" and "Woman" magazines from 1970-1974. Should I separate the decent ones from the yellowing and crumbled ones, and try to sell them? [more inside]
posted by Kevin Street on Jul 7, 2014 - 11 answers

How do stop Gmail/Mail from sending emails to a listserv to junk?

I have a Gmail account, and I use Mail. I am signed up to a listserv. I get most of the emails sent to this listserv in my inbox, but some of them get spam-filtered and sent straight to junk. [more inside]
posted by dumdidumdum on Jun 18, 2014 - 6 answers

The doritos stalk at midnight...

FoodFilter: My boyfriend likes junk food. The exception being sushi. Otherwise it's all meat, cheese, chips, pizza, and soda. We may be living together at some point in the future as this is getting serious, but this is an issue for me. I've worked hard to get on a healthy diet and I do not keep ANY junk in my house. Sometimes tortilla chips and salsa. I eat mostly paleo, but do have cheese. [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on May 3, 2014 - 49 answers

Seductive pants for male objectification?

I have lost ALOT of weight, and am on track to keep it off. I have a wife who has admitted she really enjoys vintage pics of guys in pants that showcase "the bulge", and she believes I now qualify. I have the butt and legs on my new "skinny pants" appropriately snug for her taste, but the fronts are disappointingly vague. Is this something I have to hunt down vintage jeans for, or ask a tailor for? Or is my endomorph body type, no matter how lean, cursed for flattened-fly jeans?
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2014 - 18 answers

Apple Junk Mail folder, I wish I could quit you. Why can't I?

I have a Mac (Mavericks) and iPhone (iOS 7), and I use the Mac mail client for both. My email is hosted on Google for domains. Some time in the past few months, my mail has started putting perfectly legitimate mail into my Junk folder. It's not marked as junk- I've turned off junk mail filtering altogether, so I don't even have that option anymore, and by my logic nothing should wind up in my Junk folder at all at this point. How can I get my mail to behave properly? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Apr 3, 2014 - 3 answers

30-something lady still eating like my 80's latchkey kid self

Resolution time! I grew up eating junk food. Lots of it. My fruit/veggie intake is minimal to non-existent. Though my BMI is in the healthy range, I know I can't possibly be healthy with decades of this diet. Where do I even start to relearn how to eat? [more inside]
posted by sixtyten on Dec 31, 2013 - 33 answers

I need a link that articulates email spoofing

I have a aunt-in-law who has been forwarding me junk emails she has received from a random email address with my name as the title. I've tried to explain to her that this is likely a junk from her computer's infection, not mine. Can someone send me a link that explains how that works in a simple way for someone of her limited understanding?
posted by miss tea on Dec 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Space Junk

What's the word for the useless filler reticulations on spaceships? I think it was coined by the model builders of Millennium Falcon or Star Destroyer. --(I'm certain this question has been asked and answered here before. No luck in the FU Google machine. )--Thanks!
posted by at the crossroads on May 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Share your org p*rn please?

It's time for Thing Cleaning at our house, which is just like Spring Cleaning, but I have to do it all year round because while I am not greedy, I like a lot of things. Thanks to MetaFilter, I have found, and am always inspired by, UnF*ck Your Habitat and A Slob Comes Clean. What I realized I need more of are blogs with "Before and After" pictures of de-slobifying, preferably as their main focus. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Mar 9, 2013 - 10 answers

What do we want? TRANSFATS! When do we want 'em? NOW!

Why do I crave junk food so intensely? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Dec 5, 2012 - 31 answers

Is there a way to export a log of addresses that OSX Mail marks as Junk?

Is there a way to export a log of addresses that OSX Mail marks as Junk? [more inside]
posted by mule on Dec 2, 2012 - 0 answers

No more gifts please!

Would it be acceptable if we ask people to deposit money into an account for our son's education instead of giving gifts? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Nov 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me help my soon to be hoarder husband!

My husband of 30 years has been increasingly getting to be a total slob. He lays papers, clothes, anything on every horizontal surface! Our house is not small, he has one of our kids' old bedrooms as his office, and it is packed. Yet still he comes home everyday and lays all his 'stuff' on the kitchen table, his clothes on the only chair in our bedroom...I am so frustrated! When he's gone I often go through his 'stuff', tossing what I don't think is needed...but if he finds out he flips! I have set aside time to go through things with him, but he always finds an excuse not to follow through. He is good about doing other household chores, putting dishes and laundry away... I have gotten rid of extra tables and other things he could clutter up, but it absolutely does not help. I need your help before I go bonky. Thanks!
posted by msleann on Oct 28, 2012 - 29 answers

Who knew Mott The Hoople even put out that many records?

Where do flea market vinyl dealers get their records? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 2, 2012 - 11 answers

The Stars are Exploding?

My housemate and I just saw a bright pinpoint flash (approx intensity and size of Rigel) in the sky, lasting about an eighth of a second, what's it likely to have been? [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

What to do with inherited stuff/antiques?

I have just inherited about one hundred boxes full of 40-100 year old stuff from 2 or 3 generations. I can't really use any of it and some of it may be very valuable. How can I best assess the values of the thousands of items so that I can sell/donate/throw out everything? [more inside]
posted by meantime on Feb 23, 2012 - 8 answers

How to buy a ton of glass?

How can I buy a ton of glass? [more inside]
posted by American Christmas Devil on Jan 23, 2012 - 17 answers

How to sell a grotty house and where do I start?

My house is a mess - one of the reasons for selling - and I have no money. Where the hell do I start? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 15, 2011 - 40 answers

Alas, poor Subaru. I knew him, Horatio.

Best experiences in getting rid of a non-working car? [more inside]
posted by rich on Oct 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Camera stores in Seattle and Portland, suggestions?

I'm looking to nerd out on cameras in Portland and Seattle, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 12, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I get a title for a junkyard car?

How can I get a title to a previously owned car that was sold to a junkyard? [more inside]
posted by Elminster of Labor on Jun 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our Mail clients learning?

Why doesn't my Apple Mail junk filter learn? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Dec 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Help! Mother gets 10-15 new magazines in the mail every day!

Help! Mother gets 10-15 new magazines in the mail every day. She doesn't want to get rid of the old ones because of a privacy risk? Wha ? What privacy risk? [more inside]
posted by jason9009 on Nov 29, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me stop chasing this dragon.

Ex-Junkies of Metafilter: Help me join your ranks. Please tell me how you learned to live without it after it got a hold of you. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me stop the bastards

Something called "IRS Tax Relief Helpline" sends me junk text messages every day from a different number. How do I get them to stop? [more inside]
posted by vincele on Sep 28, 2010 - 7 answers

100% wireless, except for all these wires.

What should I do with all the old cable and power cords I have? Donate? Arts and crafts? Recycle? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Mar 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Who will take bed buggy furniture?

Does anyone know a junk removal service in Vancouver, B.C. that will take bed bug infested furniture? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 - 3 answers

how to get rid of a car quick

How do I get rid of a car in the SF bay area? Slightly above junk level... [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Nov 29, 2009 - 10 answers

What is a dead car worth?

I own a 1997 VW Golf that threw a rod in 2004 and has been sitting (inside a garage) ever since. Donating it to charity has no tax benefit for me. It needs to go. Does it have any cash value at all? If so, how much? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Nov 10, 2009 - 14 answers

What would happen if I did heroin just once?

Gimme an H! or, What Would Happen if I Did Heroin Just Once? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Nov 7, 2009 - 33 answers

How can I prevent Amazon from sending me junk with my purchases?

How can I get Amazon UK to quit sending me flyers with my purchases? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Why is junk food causing me aches and pains?

Can eating too much fat and sugar cause body aches? [more inside]
posted by shelayna on Aug 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Best reading on junk science

What's the best reading available for a summary of "Junk Science"? [more inside]
posted by Neale on Jul 1, 2009 - 21 answers

I'm looking for some durable dark blue jeans.

Please recommend durable jeans that would fit a 6' 2" male that weighs around 190 pounds with most of the junk being in the trunk. [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Jun 4, 2009 - 16 answers

there is no more forbidden. why can't i understand this?

Raised in a super-strict, health-conscious household - I never learned "moderation" with not-so-healthy foods. Can I, as an adult, re-train good eating habits that do not include restriction, and do not include binging? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Fire from the sky!

There was a huge fireball in the sky; looking southwest from my back yard this morning. How do I find out what it was, or where it landed? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Feb 15, 2009 - 17 answers

Which is better - integrated nForce 420 or external GEForce2 MX400?

What should I use in this aging Packard Bell desktop - the integrated nForce 420 chipset, or an external GEForce 2 MX400 64mb card?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 27, 2009 - 6 answers

GTA/Toronto area electronics surplus?

Any Toronto/GTA area electronic surplus stores? [more inside]
posted by the dief on Sep 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Chicago for an atypical tourist?

I'm going to Chicago, Sunday - Wednesday. What geeky/techie things should I not miss while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by fritley on Sep 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Hooked on junk

Does anyone know of any "good" junk shops in east London? [more inside]
posted by WPW on Jul 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Dead Letter Office

What happens when I tell catalogue people I am dead? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jun 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for a junkyard of musical instruments

Where in New York City or the San Francisco Bay Area can I buy dirt-cheap used/wrecked musical instruments? I want to dig through bins of dented trombones and xylophones with missing bars. Is there such a place? Preferably near public transit.
posted by moonmilk on Jun 1, 2008 - 4 answers

What level of success have you had cutting down on incoming junk mail and how?

I saw this thread from last year, which listed some sites for cutting down on junk mail. If you have used some or all of them, how effective was it? Which one(s) did you use? [more inside]
posted by poppo on May 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for Yard Junk

I am looking for a good non-auto junk/ salvage yard in Portland, OR area that allows you to dig though and buy scrap metal. I am trying to find some funky old metal to use to build a metal gate and some trellises for my yard. That and I just sort of feel like wandering around a junk yard, but I can't seem to find any (other than auto yards) that allow people to dig around. [more inside]
posted by crawfishpopsicle on May 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Po-tay-to, po-tah-to

Which is the healthier option: french fries or potato chips? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Apr 14, 2008 - 15 answers

For sale: Dead car. Not very pretty. Perfect for target practice.

Can I sell this car? And how? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Apr 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Old videotapes

What do people do with old videotapes? [more inside]
posted by A-Train on Jan 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Do I have to have a mailbox?

Do I have to have a mailbox? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 17, 2007 - 24 answers

Do Not Mail List

How do I stop paper junk mail? Is there an equivalent of the government Do Not Call List for regular mail?
posted by destro on Nov 14, 2007 - 21 answers

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