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    23 Of The Most Ridiculous Things '00s British Kids Hoarded

    Why did we hoard so many ~fancy~ plastic bags?

    1. JD Sports Bags.

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    The chosen PE bag of the cool boys.

    2. And if you were a girl, Jane Norman bags.

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    Obviously a way more practical PE bag than say, a normal drawstring bag.

    3. Followed by extremely fancy bags from shops like Abercrombie & Fitch and Jack Wills.

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    If you went there you'd buy the cheapest item in the shop so you could still get the bag.

    4. Tiny badges.

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    Which you pinned to your backpack/school blazer to express your ~ individuality ~.

    5. Festival wristbands.

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    That person in Year 11 who first went to a festival was easily the coolest person in your school.

    6. Charity wristbands.

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    You needed to wear so many that they almost cut off the circulation in your hands.

    7. Train tickets.

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    It was important to keep the train ticket so you could commemorate the time you and your friends got the train into town and walked up and down the highstreet for a few hours.

    8. Bus tickets with McDonald's offers on the back.

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    Honestly had so many of these.

    9. And McDonald's Monopoly tickets.

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    You hoped for money, you usually just got some free chips, which was almost as good.

    10. Gemstones.

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    These was one kid in every class who collected these.

    11. Keyrings.

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    Even though you probably didn't have any keys.

    12. Magazines.

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    Because magazines took up such a huge chunk of your pocket money you could never throw them away. Instead they lived under your bed. Forever.

    13. Marbles

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    A hugely valuable commodity in primary school.

    14. And stickers

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    My pride and joy.

    15. Many kinds of valuable shiny card.

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    Imagine if you'd put the money you would have spent on those into a high interest savings account.

    16. Shag bands.

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    There were rumours that the different colours meant you had done stuff but honestly there was never any consensus.

    17. Box top tokens.

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    Your mum would help you hoard these from cereal boxes so your school could actually get some books in the library.

    18. World Book Day tokens.

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    You'd always end up with a load of them in the bottom of your bag after you forgot to spend them.

    19. Phone charms.

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    When you got your first phone it was vital to accessorise with a bunch of plastic hanging off it.

    20. Pencil cases.

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    You never threw away the old ones so you probably had loads when you eventually left school.

    21. Highly prized furry pencils.

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    Which you never used because you were saving them.

    22. Empty fountain pen ink cartridges.

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    Always had a few of these knocking about in your pencil case.

    23. And, scoubidous, or whatever you called these things.

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