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What is your most wasted possession?

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bb20038 · 05/09/2022 23:16

My TV an PS4 never use

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ChagSameachDoreen · 06/09/2022 06:05

A pair of R. Soles cowboy boots I paid £300 for in 2005 when I won a Vogue writing competition. They're slightly too small, and I have worn them the grand total of once.


SILdidittoo · 06/09/2022 06:15

A Cricut machine, I've never taken it out of the box, I'm not a quick learner and the thought of sitting down and trying to figure it out is too overwhelming.


Noonoo88 · 06/09/2022 06:22

SILdidittoo · 06/09/2022 06:15

A Cricut machine, I've never taken it out of the box, I'm not a quick learner and the thought of sitting down and trying to figure it out is too overwhelming.

@SILdidittoo cricuts are actually surprisingly easy to use. Get on YouTube for some tutorials on the design space, you'll be creating all sorts in no time! I run my small business with one and it's indispensable 😊


Camesawconquered · 06/09/2022 06:24

A pair of Jimmy Choos. Beautiful shoes but my feet are about two toes too wide for them.


A580Hojas · 06/09/2022 06:27

A fondue set.

I also have a beautiful teapot that never gets used.

A coat (slightly too small) but I love it and keep hold of it for some reason.


Scepticalwotsits · 06/09/2022 06:40

Gingernaut · 06/09/2022 00:27

Steam mop - expensive to use, cumbersome and heavy to drag around. It's far easier to use a mop and bucket.

Carpet cleaner - used once and all the carpet fibres wrapped themselves around the brushes. It'll take hours to take the thing apart to clean it out.

We love our steam mop. But I guess if you had a heavy one then it wouldn’t be that great


dustofneptune · 06/09/2022 06:44

Sewing machine!!

I bought one earlier in the year with this whole plan to make a new cover for my chair and finally shorten all my cool palazzo pants for the summer so I could wear them.

It’s now September, raining for the next 10 days, and the sewing machine is still in its box under my desk 😂

Also - resistance bands and various exercise equipment gathering dust in the corner. Should do something about that… (like dust them…)


Twopenny · 06/09/2022 06:49

I got a little sewing machine for my birthday in spring. Opened it up, spent five minutes reading the badly translated instructions with an increasingly furrowed brow, and decided I would wait til I had the headspace for it. Still waiting....

I'm not normally so useless but my downtime has been so precious this year that the idea of anything with a learning curve has 0 appeal


Patienceisntvirtuous · 06/09/2022 06:52

Slow cooker. Made a curry in it once in 2017. Was gross-and I am a pretty good cook!

(Faux) heelies. I had this fantasy of zipping around town in them. I am not sure what was wrong with me that day.

Fancy Laura Ashley decorative loo-roll coverer thingy. It sticks over the holder with velcro. Until you go to take some loo roll and then it falls off.


HikingBoots · 06/09/2022 06:55

Sewing machine. I've literally never used it. I thought I'd be running up curtains left right and centre...🤔


OnTheBrinkOfChange · 06/09/2022 06:57

MsBullseye · 05/09/2022 23:22

My dishwasher
Used it twice
Hate the thing

What do you hate about a dishwasher?


clary · 06/09/2022 06:57

I boughta Jaeger coat four years ago - TK Maxx but it still cost £150 or so. I've worn it once. I think it needs to go.


adamanti · 06/09/2022 06:58

Dyson air wrap, loboutins, LV heels.


nottodaytomorrow · 06/09/2022 07:01

Hot tub! Spent a few thousand on it at the time. Used it for one summer- its such a bloody faff to maintain and doubt i could afford to switch it on now let alone heat the thing Blush its a permanent pain up the backside feature of my garden and too much hassle to try and get rid of it really.


Christonabike37 · 06/09/2022 07:05

2x slow cookers
Panini maker
Toasties maker
Pancake maker
Candyfloss maker
Popcorn maker

I've just bought an air fryer. It better not join the pile!


Justleaveitblankthen · 06/09/2022 07:19

I asked for a record player a few birthdays ago. Ashamed to admit it's never been out of the box and now resides in the Attic alongside all the 1970's LP's I was eager to hear again.


Imnotreadyforthis88 · 06/09/2022 07:19

A steam cleaner. I've used it about 3 times in 3 years.
A hair curler and waver. Just can't be bothered these days.


SpringIntoChaos · 06/09/2022 07:20

Tumble dryer and bread maker! I only used the tumble dryer about 4 times and the bread maker is languishing in a cupboard, taking up HEAPS of space! 🤦‍♀️


abovedecknotbelow · 06/09/2022 07:22

My iron
Food processor


MintyChipton · 06/09/2022 07:45

Dyson hair straighteners. The dyson hairdryer is so good I don't need to straighten my hair and despite much YouTube watching and practicing I can't use them for curls. I end up looking like a king Charles spaniel 🙄
I do a few cursory sweeps after drying my hair with it so as not to upset DH who bought them for me!


EnjoythemoneyJane · 06/09/2022 07:48

Kenwood food processor, used twice. Bought for me (very thoughtfully, bless her) by my mum because I do quite a lot of cooking. But I don’t bake, and it feels like every other process I can do more quickly and cleanly by hand or using my little hand blender multi tool thing. I just CBA lugging a massive thing out onto the side, fannying about with the attachments and then spending ages dismantling and cleaning it all. Feels like something that gives you more work rather than less!


psychomath · 06/09/2022 07:57

Slow cooker for me too - was very disappointing as I cook loads of stews so thought it would be really handy, but I could just never get them to taste good so now it's gathering dust at the back of the cupboard. I've found a friend who's agreed to take it off me though.

Also my electric piano. To be fair I did use this loads for the first year I had it, but it takes up so much space that it's difficult to set it up in my current house, so i haven't touched it for years. Feel really bad though as it was a birthday present from my parents and i know they're expensive Sad


KangarooKenny · 06/09/2022 08:21

Soup maker. I bought it to save money and stop wasting veg, but it just sits in the cupboard.


KangarooKenny · 06/09/2022 08:23

I agree about the slow cooker food not tasting the same as when it’s casseroled in the oven. Mine doesn’t get used now.


MrsPelligrinoPetrichor · 06/09/2022 08:23

A Weber kettle bbq

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