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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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Harrystylestutu · 06/09/2022 08:33

My dad and I went halves on an expensive juicer, then went to Lidl and bought all the kale and cucumbers we could find, in our attempt at the super simple, loose three stone in a day diet he saw on an infomercial. We managed half a juice each. It was disgusting. This was about seven years ago. I still have a stone to lose and my dad now has diabetes 😂


KimWexlersPonyTail · 06/09/2022 08:42

We need to get together and do swaps, I would like a slow cooker but want to get rid of the gas bbq i insisted we would use every day, every summer. Used it twice in last ten years.


Andante57 · 06/09/2022 08:43

A juicer.
The apple, lemon and mint juice was delicious but not worth the 47 separate pieces that required washing after each use.
It sits in the larder taking up space.


FernPotts · 06/09/2022 09:03

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...🤔

Get kittens. They run up curtains all the time.


wherearebeefandonioncrisps · 06/09/2022 09:10

(Sniggers) @FernPotts


Coastalcreeksider · 06/09/2022 09:12

A Ted Baker bag that I bought when I was still working, I probably used it around half a dozen times. It sits down the side of the wardrobe out of the way. It's too big for everyday use and a bit cumbersome to carry.

A Kenwood Chef mixer/liquidiser/food processor, my best friend bought me for my 60th birthday. I've used it but not for several years. If I bake a cake or anything I had to eat the whole thing when Covid lockdown happened as there was no one I could pass it on to, not really got back into baking since then.

I've never used the food processor bit though 😳


Banana7 · 06/09/2022 09:17

Going out dresses 2 sizes smaller than I am now. I'd need to drop 2 sizes AND go out to make them worth keeping. I'm holding on to them in the vague improbable hope my daughter might like them when she's older (she's 3 🙈!)...


Ladyof2022 · 08/09/2022 05:06

Facial skin improvement adget thing that cost me £50 three years ago - I've never even ripped the cellophane off the box!

£150 steam cleaner with attachments, can do floors and also gas burners and ovens. Used twice, put away and never used again.

Garden vacuum - this thread has prompted me to put it on eBay!


Dita73 · 08/09/2022 05:27

Bought a pair of really high Vivienne Westwood platform boots. I never wear heels and I can hardly stand up in them. I kept them though as I thought they were so fabulous. They’re still in the box in my bedroom. I’m an absolute tit


GingerPigz · 08/09/2022 07:14

Our log burner appears to be purely ornamental - we are both crap at building fires and spectacularly bad at keeping them going. Will obviously be trying to rectify this over the next few months but it has been 8 years of (half heartedly) trying so I don't hold out much hope.


MargaretThursday · 08/09/2022 07:19

Dd's wardrobe 🤣


coodawoodashooda · 08/09/2022 07:35

RagzRebooted · 05/09/2022 23:27

My body. I let it get fat and unfit, I could be doing triathlons or something.

Me too but I never thought of it like that before


OhMerde · 08/09/2022 07:38

An oculus quest vr wotsit. Its fab and got binge-used for about a month as a novelty but hasn't been out of the box for a year or so.

Dyson Airwrap. Useless.

My new washing machine. Went for the cheapest and it's rubbish. The programmes just don't suit me at all. I should have researched it a bit better.


Malariahilaria · 08/09/2022 11:17

Am staunchly resisting the air fryer mania despite putting one in and out of my Amazon basket because my friend bought one a year ago and said it's an utter bugger to clean. I don't want it to end up on top of the cabinets with the rest if the once used gadgets.

My most useless thingy was a karcher handheld window thing. Used it once. Windowlene and a load of kitchen roll is far quicker and more efficient.


Elphame · 08/09/2022 11:20

The DVD player which was a gift

We don't have a TV.


NippyWoowoo · 08/09/2022 11:23

My cooch.


alloalloallo · 08/09/2022 11:29

A full set of Olaplex shampoo, conditioner, and various treatments. Used it for a week, made my hair feel v weird.

The obligatory juicer - DH bought it, juiced everything possible for 2 days, hasn’t touched it since.

A bread maker that wastes space in my kitchen and only gets used a few times a year when DD is home from uni. However, she’s coeliac and hates most of the bread you buy so I keep it to make her bread when she’s home.

I do have an air fryer, which gets used constantly. It’s got lots of different settings on it so I rarely use the oven now.


QuestionableMouse · 08/09/2022 11:32

The Braun IPL I bought this time last year. I have PCOS and lots of facial hair but I'm scared to use it. Daft I know! 🤔😬


TheCatWithGreenEyes · 08/09/2022 11:45



Allthegoodnamesarechosen · 08/09/2022 11:54

Pretty much everything in the garage.
The car is in the driveway.


Dotjones · 08/09/2022 11:59

Worst thing I ever bought was a Nintendo Wii. I bought it new at RRP and almost sold it straight away as my route home took me past CEX who would have paid 10% over the RRP in cash (so they could sell it for 100% over RRP of course).

I wish I had. We basically played "Wii Sports" for a couple of hours, then tried another couple of games which were rubbish, and never used the bloody thing again. It didn't even play DVDs other that we might have got some use of it that way.

Still, I've got a barely used, boxed up Wii sitting in the cupboard, maybe in 50 years it'll be worth what I paid for it again.


WonderingWanda · 08/09/2022 12:13

My bike, the breadmaker, hair straighteners and sewing machine. I want to use all of them but yhe bike is a faff because only short cycles here that aren't almost vertical or on really fast roads. So have to drive to anywhere safer or flatter. Getting the bike rack on the cat and the kids bikes out and on the bike rack plus pumping / fixing the tyres, water bottles snack drama etc feels like a workout in itself. Breadmaker redundant now we have a gluten free member of the household. Hair straighteners...too much hair, takes too long. Sewing machine, by the time I've cleared space, got it out, done a bit of sewing, unpicked it all because I did it wrong it's time to put it away again.


Notjustanymum · 08/09/2022 14:51

Time. Scrolling…


JaneJeffer · 08/09/2022 15:16

@Harrystylestutu I shouldn't laugh but I did Grin


StrikeandRobin · 08/09/2022 15:22

RagzRebooted · 05/09/2022 23:27

My body. I let it get fat and unfit, I could be doing triathlons or something.

@RagzRebooted never too late! This lady started running at 77. She’s now 84 and regularly runs 10k

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