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How Did it Happen So Fast?

In between converting my father’s old record albums into mp3 files (yep…he still uses those black, circular vinyl things), I’ve begun the process of weeding out the stuff I don’t need before my move. My previous condo was 1,200 square feet. I downsized to 500 square feet just under three years ago. With a space that small, you’d think I’d have been good at purging periodically since 500 square feet doesn’t necessariliy provide much storage space.


I guess I did a really good job at keeping the clutter concealed (closets, drawers, cabinets) because I’m realizing i’ve got a lot of stuff that I don’t “think” I need. You’ll notice I put think in quotes…that’s because I’m still not sure if I need these things. For example:

* floppy disks (well, the firm square shaped diskettes). My computer doesn’t even have an a: drive anymore
* framed photos. They really just collect dust. I should probably just keep a few
* knick-knacks from my ex. Some are tacky, some are fun, some might even be worth something if I choose to sell them. I’ve kept them because I like them – not because of sentiment.
* paper towels. This is embarrassing. Back in the day when I had a desktop computer at home, I’d often eat dinner at the computer desk. Every evening I’d bring one piece of paper towel with me. Since I never make messes when I eat (ask Randy…my napkins are always untouched by the end of the meal), I just stacked them in the corner of the desk. It’s an armoire desk so I shut the door and you can’t see them. Anyway, I’ve now got a 9 inch tall stack of folded paper towels.

I’m beginning to think that the process of clearing things out is going to take longer than I expected.


  1. Comment by Randy on August 23, 2007 10:22 am

    Well if i thought we could sell those paper towels on craigslist I would say lets do it. We both have to purge!

  2. Comment by Golden on August 23, 2007 10:51 am

    Hey, where did you get those LR chairs?

  3. Comment by jeff on August 26, 2007 4:34 pm

    I’ll take the paper towels, I’m always making messes.

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