& going forward some more. 3 weeks ago
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After months of culling (crap) from the crates in the spare room, I now have an EMPTY BOX! Such a satisfying feeling.
Whilst I’ve cleared out a lot of paper stuff, there’s still more to go through; papers & things I really don’t want but I just can’t seem to part with because they hold the memories of parts of my life I forget about otherwise.
Then there’s the crate full of photo albumns. I’m thinking the best way to store these is to get a nice bookcase with doors, to keep tidy but at hand without collecting dust.
Aiming to get the remaining boxes cleared by the end of the year! 16 months ago
Taking a deep breath, I ventured into one of my paper-filled boxes yesterday and discarded old & unnecessary insurance records, (paid) bills, study notes, receipts, newspaper clippings, resumes and sundry!
Then I happily switched on the shredder & spent a half hour in therapy! LOL (well it felt like therapy, sort of) 19 months ago
& the energy is changing. Love walking around the house and garage not tripping on boxes and things. 22 months ago
Interesting, seems like when my emotions are acknowledged or purged in one area of clutter, other areas seem to move too.
It feels great to walk in the garage and not hit my shins on things. 23 months ago
Yesterday I openend the big box, whick mainly contains old agendas, dairies, letters and school memobilia. Most of the things have been water damaged in the basement, but I have not been able to just toss everything out – just felt like I wanted to go through it all one last time first.
Took some stacks of letters and quickly went through the degusting pile of mold….uf. A lot of the letters were unreadable and easy to toss. Some I quickly scanned, but I found it fairly easy to get rid of them too. Kept a few that had sentimental value – Im thinking of creating a memory file with one letter from each person, that means or has meant something to me during my life. Or maybe just scan the letters, so they dont take up space. 2 years ago
Why can’t I get through these last 2 boxes?
I take the lid off, start taking things out, sorting it all into piles(unwanted, keep, throw away, give away etc) then I get to a point and put it all back into the box (in disaray), put the lid back on and leave the room, pretending I’ve actually achieved something! 2 years ago
Time for me to get serious about doing the final purge! I know there are still bits ‘n pieces at my parent’s house from when I was in my 20’s. They need to be sorted too.
I’m going to create a diary plan for this…schedule days & times to work through the last of the boxes in my spare room the relics.
Many coffee breaks are on the foreseeable horizon :-D 2 years ago