27.1.08

Packing: Day Two

Among the things I tossed out today:
  • Half my bags: handbags, messenger bags, document bags --- some I'd forgotten I owned, some unfashionable now, some that I got for free when I bought something, some that made me wonder what the hell I was thinking when I used them and some that I simply don't use anymore because of lifestyle changes.
  • More than half my winter clothes, mostly because they're too big on me now.
  • Boxes and manuals for a bewildering number of devices that have passed through this household: an iBook and a Powerbook and a Macbook, four models of Nokia phones, one Palm, one Clie, one Fujifilm camera, a Motorola cable modem, a Linksys router, a Netgear router and one Creative SoundBlaster.
By tossed out, I should clarify that I don't mean all of it went into the trash. Those that can be recycled or reused by someone else, will be.

My new household rule: if something new comes into the house, the corresponding old item has to go out. Or I'm going to be playing this game of clear-up catch-up for the rest of my life.

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2 Comments:

At 1/28/2008 10:29 am , Anonymous tris said...

I have a real problem getting rid of used devices and the accompanying paraphernalia. Maybe you need to come over and help me exorcise them ;)

 
At 1/30/2008 12:10 am , Blogger stellou said...

May I be so bold as to recommend Tym's exorcising powers? She was vaaiiry efficient when I needed to move out of my dorm room at the end of freshman year. "Throw... throw... throw..."

 

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