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Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Five De-cluttering Re-cluttering

Jan posted this apt for me FF:

"Since posting about decluttering, I am still muttering about the need for it in my house. How about you?"
Well about me and my beloved, we're in the finish line of the beach palace, weekend place, other home whatever. So we're slowly taking things out there. Consequently our apartment looks like a Tornado blew through!

1. What things do you like to hang on to?
Books, not the beach reads, but the ones that I collect the ones that mean something. Add to that the wall that divides the 'bedroom' from the living room is a bookcase wall.

2. What is hard to let go of?
See above. Also letters and such from the days when we still wrote letters. Remember that? Also photographs and since I was an art major my first time around what I have left from that.

3. What is easy to give away?
"Beach/Subway books, clothing, stuff we never use. We donate.

4. Is there any kind of stumbling block connected with cleaning out?
Transportation. We have a car that is currently residing with the Beach Palace.

5. What do you like to collect, hoard, or admire?
See 1.

Bonus: Tell us about recycling or whatever you can think of that goes along with this muttering about cluttering.
I hate to wash the leftover soda cans, and various plastic items that are made to make our lives easier.


kathrynzj said...

Shifting locations is a clutter MAGNET! Be gentle with yourself (and beloved) as you - and your stuff! - makes the transition. Love the image of the bookcase wall.

angela said...

I love seeing someone's handwriting. My sister suz always sends me a card that is handwritten and no matter what she writes it is something I never want to lose. So personal in this time of e-communication.

altar ego said...

I recently did a book purge to help start a book exchange at church, so I had forgotten about those! Cookbooks are hard for me to give up as well.

I totally hear you about having to wash out the recycle stuff. I've gotten into the habit of rinsing/washing before putting into the recycle bin, which seems to cut down on my annoyance some.

Purple said...

Yes..books and letters. The beach place sounds fabulous.

Mompriest said...

recycling without a car would be a challenge!

Jan said...

I love your cartoon! I may have to steal it someday.

I so know what you mean about books.

Muthah+ said...

I'm with you, PC, about washing all those damned soda cans!