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Thread #161248   Message #3918363
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
18-Apr-18 - 08:33 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Today I cleaned my office, starting by bending, cracking, and pulling the little slider casings off of 3 dozen old 3.5" floppy disks. I kept three, the oldest (from 1996-97) in case one of the offices on campus runs another contest for the oldest files found saved. I think it should apply to more than paper. The rest went into an e-waste bin. I also brought some books home and I can see a spot from here where they will go in the bookshelves.

I found a handful of audio books at a library branch I don't visit very often so I can reload my supply of books for my drive time each day. Virtual books don't take any space so are a great bargain in this decluttering household. I'm not really enjoying the one I started listening to this week; I'll give it another day of listening before I decide to bail on it or not.

The garden will get my attention because we have rain coming in a couple of days, and on that rainy day I'll work on stuff in the house. I'm down to 15 listings on eBay (happily a few sold) and I'll list at least five more since I've decided to try to keep 20 minimum going at a time. I think this will always be just a hobby that makes a little money on the side, but I have a lot of stuff to offload via this hobby so I have to keep going. It's still better than all the trouble of doing a garage sale.

Charmion, is that Wedgwood fruit set attractive? There's nothing wrong with having a few beautiful pieces around just because of their charismatic looks. I have a shallow cabinet behind two sliding mirrored closet doors in my sun room where I store a lot of the family crystal. If one side or the other is left open I invariably find myself smiling at the beautiful pieces when they come into view as I pass through the room.

Hungry dogs want to go for a walk then have their dinner. Same for me. It's nice when Spring finally gets here and the days are long enough and warm enough to enjoy after I get home from work.