Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Messy room.

I'm continuing the process of getting rid of the STUFF. It is an interesting exercise to look critically at every single item I own and deciding what to do with it. I've come up with the following categories at this stage:

1. Definitely keep, no matter what (cat, valuable heirlooms, laptop)
2. Definitely throw away (old papers, sentimental items of no value*)
3. Try to sell  in a yard sale (sewing machine, books, DVDs)
4. Give to friends (items of shared sentimental value)

*Here's a trick- take a picture of it, throw it away.

Again, by the time I'm done, everything has to fit in my car for the road trip. No trailer, no nothing except for the space inside Dent. I don't think I'm going to ask my parents to store anything for me. I've been living in the same house for 6 1/2 years so I've accumulated a lot of STUFF. This is a cool process I'm going through. I'm glad to be disassociating myself from the STUFF. I'm sure I'll miss some of it, but my guess is that I'll forget about most of it.


  1. I love that process. It's painful and annoying sometimes but I enjoy a good purge. I also employ the trick of taking a photo of things and then getting rid of them. Chances are good that I will never even look at the photo, but if I want to remember, there it is. This can lead to some funny results. Recently I stumbled on a folder on my computer containing photos of me modeling dozens of items of clothing in preparation for 1) trying to sell online, 2) giving away to friends and 3) straight up tossing. As soon as I looked at the photos, I intimately remembered each item, though I hadn't thought of it in years. I remembered things I had attended wearing those clothes, and then remembered precisely why I got rid of them all. There was only one piece I wished I had kept. Anyway, I ramble, it was funny.