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Topic: Useful or Beautiful? Hmmmmm

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Subject: Useful or Beautiful? Hmmmmm
Date Posted: 1/6/2009 10:16 AM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2006
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In order to free up some living space and improve my quality of life.  I resolve to remove anything from my home that is not currently useful or eternally beautiful. This will include:

  • books I have read and do not plan to read again
  • books no longer needed as reference (or reference I can find on the internet),
  • materials and supplies for activities I am no longer engaged in - I will donate these to people/groups who need them (freecycle)
  • clothing (donate or toss depending on condition)
  • paper that has accumulated including old files
  • magazines, printed reference, etc. - I will freecycle these as well
  • Video tapes, CDs, DVDs that are not my favorites or that I have access to elsewhere
  • anything my children have outgrown that they will part with (not a big deal, generally my kids move on after they have outgrown toys, etc.)
  • anything beyond repair

In order to retain some of the memories associated with some objects (that might otherwise be difficult to part with,) I further resolve to take a digital photo of them and create a little journal, then I can let the item go.