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

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

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1. JD Sports Bags.

The chosen PE bag of the cool boys.
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The chosen PE bag of the cool boys.

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

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

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

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

5. Festival wristbands.

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

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

7. Train tickets.

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.
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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.

Honestly had so many of these.
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Honestly had so many of these.

9. And McDonald's Monopoly tickets.

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

10. Gemstones.

These was one kid in every class who collected these.
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These was one kid in every class who collected these.

11. Keyrings.

Even though you probably didn't have any keys.
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Even though you probably didn't have any keys.

12. Magazines.

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.
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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

A hugely valuable commodity in primary school.
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A hugely valuable commodity in primary school.

14. And stickers

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Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed

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Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed

My pride and joy.

15. Many kinds of valuable shiny card.

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

There were rumours that the different colours meant you had done stuff but honestly there was never any consensus.
@LauracMeehan / Via Twitter: @LauracMeehan

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

17. Box top tokens.

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

You'd always end up with a load of them in the bottom of your bag after you forgot to spend them.
@wqecollege / Via Twitter: @wqecollege

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.

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

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

Which you never used because you were saving them.
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Which you never used because you were saving them.

22. Empty fountain pen ink cartridges.

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