Decluttering, 1922 Style

And here we thought the whole decluttering trend was something new!  We see clearly that it isn’t, as the September 21, 1922 Skidmore News demonstrates:

Ad for the Want Ads in the Skidmore News. Text of ad follows.
Advertisement in the September 21, 1922 Skidmore News.

Ad reads, “Useless Articles — “Why in the world do you keep all this junk up here gathering dust?” said Mary’s best friend as she was rummaging through the attic one day. “I used to do the same thing, but I soon found that through the News Want Ad columns I could not only dispose of all such dust collectors and have more room, but make a neat little sum in the bargain.” Many will vouch for the truth of this advice, for the News Want Ads often contain such ads, telling of chances for buying, selling and exchanging of articles that seem to be useless to you. Why not clean out properly this fall and see what a neat little sum you can get together? Start right away by making an inventory of the useless articles you may have about the place, and then run your Want Ads in the News.”

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