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migurmigur1 mies. temu
Hey everyone,

How are you all doing? As you might know I moved recently into my new house and we happen to be expecting a little one! Because the house doesn't have a proper space to put my collection room (something like a mancave) we have to rebuild the attic and then make there a room to chill and enjoy our collection. Work is in progress!

However a couple for factors have made me think a bit about my current pre-ordering habbits. These factors are: the ever rising prices of figures (scales and nendoroids),also I had to pack everything up from my collection, which was over 30 moving boxes >.< (And the super large scales wheren't even in the moving boxes. This made me realise that I own a shitload of figures. (when it's all spread out over the rooms you don't really notice that.) ) and I got interested in minimalism (not the extreme kind you see on youtube but; a clean, organized house would be very nice to have. So over the past year I have been decluttering other parts of my life; giving all the clutter away to charity, friends and family etc. And all the clutter that was not good enough for a second chance we just trashed.

This freed up some space but I still feel a bit cluttered, partly because my husband is kind of a hoarder and has problems letting stuff go, even if it has been in a box for over 5 years and he didn't even know he still had it.

By the experience of moving i'm motivated to declutter my collection also; to see if I really like the figure or it's is just a shelf filler because it ended up in our house. So I want to get through every figure, nendoroid, manga, wall scroll and stuff I own with the questions in mind:
- Do I still enjoy this figure?
- Do I plan to read this manga (again)?

And for the pre-ordering I have cut back already a ton, but I plan to gamble on the aftermarkert because importing figures is just as expensive as fuck. (and to be honest I rather make a payment towards my mortagage than paying these f****** taxes everytime. Or go on a holiday with my significant other) Also the covid 19 crisis pointed out that jobsecurity is not always ensured so I want to realise as little monthly expenses as possible. If a figure skyrockets that's too bad, but I can enjoy something while I don't have to own it.

So everything that will get decluttered I will make a figure review off and then it will get booted.

Sorry for me rambling! what are your plans for your collection and did the covid crisis change that?
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Stereoman1 mies. temu#81559319Congratulations!
I totally get what you mean about minimalist home! I don't want my collection to stand out so much so I tried to create a separate room for it with standard IKEA items. This way, the figures are still there giving me joy, but I don't have to have them as a part of my interior design.
I moved to a house at the beginning of last year and I think I had to drive 15 times with 40 moving boxes. It's not easy moving with this kind of hobby so I feel your pain. I'm dreading the day I'll have to do it again if such a time ever happens...
Corona didn't change my collecting habits or priorities. However, this might be because of my work not being affected by it. I save a fixed amount every month towards the mortgage of the house so I know that money cannot be used towards anything else. But as I don't have children, I don't know if I prioritise differently because of that. But I'm sure life will change for even better for you!

Lets hope so too! It's not that I have been laid off, but with unemployment rates rising I'm more like: ''better safe than sorry''. And having less stuff is always nice because less stuff = less cleaning = more spare time. driving 15 times o.o ouch, I feel for you

XPEAC1 mies. temu#81593273What I did was de-clutter other rooms but not my man-cave. Actually made my man-cave/ office bigger in the process. My kids are all grown up and flew the coop. My collection IS my second pride and joy, first is my kids but my collection consists of 12 bookshelves completely packed of figures and I really dont know how many I have, never counted and probably never will. But I have decided once this room is packed out completely, I'm done collecting. I don't want my collection to take over the entire house. And I'm never moving EVER.
I can understand that you never want to move! I never going to leave this house again lol. I want to keep my collection to my bedroom, a bit of the hallway and a man-cave.
SebastianLover1 mies. temu#81599160Congratulations on your new home and soon-to-be new family!
Moving with figures is not fun. I did that last year and was cursing my huge collection, but I'm still not getting rid of any for now. Where I live now isn't great, so I'll probably move again next year or the year afterwards, and I'm not looking forward to that.T^T I have a minimalist mentality for everything but figures lol.^^; Living with someone who has a lot of crap is tough. My family always had/still has a junky house, and it's nice I can finally be organized and not be embarrassed to have people over now that I live alone.
I'm getting away from pre-orders myself. For me, it's a mixture of protest against high prices, curbing my spending (I pre-order figures sometimes just to remember they exist which honestly is pretty stupid), and buying figures on my own terms/not being a slave to delays. Aside from recently putting me on a huge figure binge from sheer boredom, covid has not impacted my collecting habits much. Fortunately where I work gives me good job security even though the stress from it might just be slowly killing me.

Thank you! I am never going to move again, thats for sure! packing everything up is so dreading >.<
Belle_Reve1 mies. temu#81603465Congrats! I hope you'll be able to arrange your new home the way you want prior to the baby arriving ^_^
I'm in the process of looking to buy a house and we are planning on buying/moving by the end of the year. I'm not looking forward to moving again, as we just moved into our current place January 2019. Packing the collection was the worst and longest part, made even worse since I wouldn't let the movers touch them so I had to move the collection to my parent's house temporarily then come back to get them once the rest of the stuff was moved. Took multiple car-loads (stocked to the brim) to bring over here and the collection is much bigger now than it was then too (plus some things are STILL in storage and never even made it over here in the first place lol).
Corona has definitely increased my spending on my collection unfortunately. I'm a frontline healthcare worker, and have had to go in to work every day through this whole thing. Most of the clients in my caseload tested positive over the past few months, I took over half of the administrative work in my department as my boss retired right at the beginning of the pandemic (so I'm the acting assistant director now), and had to cover for a lot of people who were out for months (either sick or on leave) on top of my own heavy caseload. And I've been having continued non-covid-related health issues. Soooo the stress has been real, and with not many other outlets to de-stress and a lot of people selling items due to needing funds, I've been spending a lot. I'm trying to slow down at this point and only get things I truly deeply want, both to save money and because we will be moving in a few months. I haven't really even been opening some of the newer figures I got in as I'm just going to have to repack them soon.
I highly doubt we will manage before the little one arrives because we have to hire some people to make some additions to the house, and they are booked full until next year. Hope your workload gets reduced soon so you dont get sick.

Good luck on your move!
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LemonMIntCat1 mies. temu#81556041Firstly congratulations on the new home and your pregnancy! I hope your child is born safely and healthy. And yes, I have made a few choices to cut back on figure spending. Not making as many preorders especially with the higher prices and longer wait times for release. Not sure if I will really want the figure after a year and half. So I may choose to get some figures close after release if I still think about them. With covid and personal life changing, considering finishing a masters. It makes me feel anxious about my job prospects especially since I have been independent of my family’s help for 2 years now ( I have a wonderful family but I do not want to burden them if I can avoid it). I am really trying to save more money this year as a buffer for possibilities of time without work. So figure collecting which is where most of my leisurely spending goes ( sans ice cream) is going to be reduced.
Thank you! The long waiting times and delays are bothering me too, idk if i still want something in 1-2 years. Perhaps the little one then is able to walk and knocking stuff over. :S. I made an extra payment towards my mortage, which felt really good!

Rikoei1 mies. temu#81559216Congrats
For me I plan to stop collecting after September at least that’s my plan since I have so much I need and not want it’s best to get what you need first and lucky you have a house it will take me a decade to get mine cause it’s all me who’s doing it haha

I am sure you will get your own house some day too!


aquacapsak1 mies. temu#81559267Congrats on the little one to come! Corona hit me harder than expected and I was forced to move back into the family home due to my existing housing situation falling apart hard. At the start of the outbreak I was laid off and am waiting to return to work so I have had to rethink spending to some degree. Unfortunately with little to keep my mind busy I went on a splurge and bought a number of secondhand items on the japanese market. Depressive spending is dangerous and I recommend against it for sure. I am currently purging a bunch of my items as I need to thin the hoard, have stuff I was trying to sell previously or have just fallen out of interest with certain things. I am a cosplayer and can safely say I have way more costumes than I should nor is healthy. That said a big tip I can give you is to do a major clean and purge at least once a year. You'd be surprised how much changes in just a few months' time and how much you can get rid of.

Hope life gets better for you soon! marie kondo is a good way to start! (however the cat's litterbox doesn't spark me joy, but without my life would be miserable. I like to think of the question: did I use it the last 3 months, or am I going to use it in 3 months?
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galablue1 mies. temu#81555718I am so excited for your baby lol x)
I think you make a really good point about what you'd rather spend the money on. Priorities change, and once you have your baby, I'm sure they'll change even further. Paying taxes versus buying a preorder really puts things into perspective. I hope you're able to look at things objectively and see if you need/want to get rid of anything, but at the same time don't be too eager to sell and get rid of stuff, because I have had times where I do that and regret it later.
my husband is a bit of a packrat, so if I want to get rid of something he is usually like; but you should keep it. LOL
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Congrats! I hope you'll be able to arrange your new home the way you want prior to the baby arriving ^_^

I'm in the process of looking to buy a house and we are planning on buying/moving by the end of the year. I'm not looking forward to moving again, as we just moved into our current place January 2019. Packing the collection was the worst and longest part, made even worse since I wouldn't let the movers touch them so I had to move the collection to my parent's house temporarily then come back to get them once the rest of the stuff was moved. Took multiple car-loads (stocked to the brim) to bring over here and the collection is much bigger now than it was then too (plus some things are STILL in storage and never even made it over here in the first place lol).

Corona has definitely increased my spending on my collection unfortunately. I'm a frontline healthcare worker, and have had to go in to work every day through this whole thing. Most of the clients in my caseload tested positive over the past few months, I took over half of the administrative work in my department as my boss retired right at the beginning of the pandemic (so I'm the acting assistant director now), and had to cover for a lot of people who were out for months (either sick or on leave) on top of my own heavy caseload. And I've been having continued non-covid-related health issues. Soooo the stress has been real, and with not many other outlets to de-stress and a lot of people selling items due to needing funds, I've been spending a lot. I'm trying to slow down at this point and only get things I truly deeply want, both to save money and because we will be moving in a few months. I haven't really even been opening some of the newer figures I got in as I'm just going to have to repack them soon.
1 mies. temu
Congratulations on your new home and soon-to-be new family!

Moving with figures is not fun. I did that last year and was cursing my huge collection, but I'm still not getting rid of any for now. Where I live now isn't great, so I'll probably move again next year or the year afterwards, and I'm not looking forward to that.T^T I have a minimalist mentality for everything but figures lol.^^; Living with someone who has a lot of crap is tough. My family always had/still has a junky house, and it's nice I can finally be organized and not be embarrassed to have people over now that I live alone.

I'm getting away from pre-orders myself. For me, it's a mixture of protest against high prices, curbing my spending (I pre-order figures sometimes just to remember they exist which honestly is pretty stupid), and buying figures on my own terms/not being a slave to delays. Aside from recently putting me on a huge figure binge from sheer boredom, covid has not impacted my collecting habits much. Fortunately where I work gives me good job security even though the stress from it might just be slowly killing me.
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What I did was de-clutter other rooms but not my man-cave. Actually made my man-cave/ office bigger in the process. My kids are all grown up and flew the coop. My collection IS my second pride and joy, first is my kids but my collection consists of 12 bookshelves completely packed of figures and I really dont know how many I have, never counted and probably never will. But I have decided once this room is packed out completely, I'm done collecting. I don't want my collection to take over the entire house. And I'm never moving EVER.
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Congratulations!

I totally get what you mean about minimalist home! I don't want my collection to stand out so much so I tried to create a separate room for it with standard IKEA items. This way, the figures are still there giving me joy, but I don't have to have them as a part of my interior design.

I moved to a house at the beginning of last year and I think I had to drive 15 times with 40 moving boxes. It's not easy moving with this kind of hobby so I feel your pain. I'm dreading the day I'll have to do it again if such a time ever happens...

Corona didn't change my collecting habits or priorities. However, this might be because of my work not being affected by it. I save a fixed amount every month towards the mortgage of the house so I know that money cannot be used towards anything else. But as I don't have children, I don't know if I prioritise differently because of that. But I'm sure life will change for even better for you!
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Malachi1 mies. temu#81559190Wait, otakus can get laid? Learn something new every day.i dont identify as an otaku :p
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Congrats on the little one to come! Corona hit me harder than expected and I was forced to move back into the family home due to my existing housing situation falling apart hard. At the start of the outbreak I was laid off and am waiting to return to work so I have had to rethink spending to some degree. Unfortunately with little to keep my mind busy I went on a splurge and bought a number of secondhand items on the japanese market. Depressive spending is dangerous and I recommend against it for sure. I am currently purging a bunch of my items as I need to thin the hoard, have stuff I was trying to sell previously or have just fallen out of interest with certain things. I am a cosplayer and can safely say I have way more costumes than I should nor is healthy. That said a big tip I can give you is to do a major clean and purge at least once a year. You'd be surprised how much changes in just a few months' time and how much you can get rid of.
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Congrats
For me I plan to stop collecting after September at least that’s my plan since I have so much I need and not want it’s best to get what you need first and lucky you have a house it will take me a decade to get mine cause it’s all me who’s doing it haha
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