Organizing my life...  

demonicsexkitten 41F
7227 posts
5/1/2006 3:33 pm

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Organizing my life...

For years I lived in 1 bedroom and out of a storage unit. That means I had tons of stuff, actually everything I needed for my own apartment, but had no idea what/where anything was. So any time I wanted something I'd buy new. By the time I moved into my own apartment... I had a ridiculous amount of junk, all boxed up (made moving fairly easy that way). After I moved, though, I was immediately busy with school and work. When I'd have time off... homework and sleep were the priorities. And occassionally something fun to keep myself somewhat sane. Digging thru boxes was the LAST thing I wanted to do.

Occassionally I did go thru junk. I got rid of at least 12 boxes or bags full of junk a couple years ago. 90% of my "junk" was gladly snatched up by family, friends, friends kids. The only complaint: I'm showing favoritism... all my stuff was girl stuff, so the one boy felt left out lol. I got rid of my glow-in-the-dark universe/planets sheet set just for him. As they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure. (In HS my best friend said if i ever got rid of junk, she wanted it. Cuz most ppl's junk was junk. Mine was cool).

I'm getting down to small stuff now. Well: just boxes of small stuff. Some of which my family and I are in disagreement over. For example: "year books" from elementary school. Personally, the thought of tossing them doesn't bother me one bit. But mom swears I'll regret it if I do. Except for determining whether or not to throw them out, I've not touched them in 20 years. Would you keep them?

Is there anything you've gotten rid of that you regret to this day? Anything you keep beyond all sense and reason?

My "Beyond all sense and reason" I think is pen-pal letters. Every penpal I had in High School through present time... I've kept their letters. I never go back and read them. I've lost touch with all of them. (Just a list: i had pen-pals in Chiapas Mexico, Italy, India, Djibouti, Sudan, not counting various family members and "one time exchange" letters).

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
5/1/2006 3:48 pm

Oops... OR my rock collection. almost forgot that one!! I have a rock collection from High School that has moved with me 4 times. Though if nothing else, keeping it is an ongoing proof of an act of defiance when I was younger lol.

elysianpleasure 47M

5/1/2006 5:19 pm

I sold off a hand made guitar by a guy name Bernie Rich... it was an early original one. They kind of went out of style for a while and I didn't play it much. Bernie Rich died about a week after I sold it and his original hand made guitars become instant collectors items. Duh!!!!

But most of the time... I don't regret getting rid of the clutter.

demonicsexkitten replies on 5/2/2006 1:45 pm:
Timing is everything.... that's the pack-rats curse... we just *KNOW* the moment we get rid of something we'll need it.

ProtonicMan 47M

5/1/2006 5:51 pm

Hi, DSK.

I'm slowly purging stuff, too, although most of mine definitely falls in the "junk" category. Pen pal letters are rather unique. I would probably keep them. Elementary school yearbooks? Where's that recycling bin?

What do I regret getting rid of? Let's see... Probably my limited collection of Playboy and Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition magazines. Actually, a few letters from a girl that probably had a crush on me in college. Other than that, not much at all.


demonicsexkitten replies on 5/2/2006 1:49 pm:
I regretted throwing out a "declaration of love" letter from a HS friend. I kept it for years, wasn't sure what to do with it. I finally threw it away. And 2 weeks later he was hit by a car and died

rm_yukonpaul 51M
1120 posts
5/1/2006 8:11 pm

My Star Wars action figures from the late 1970's. I think my mom sold them in a garage sale several years ago. I should get rid of all my old porn magazines. I never look at them after the new one arrives in the mail.

demonicsexkitten replies on 5/2/2006 1:50 pm:
Can you sell those on ebay?? There's surely got to be a way to make $ back if you were to get rid of them. If not: recycle.

shyknight2005 42M
163 posts
5/2/2006 1:44 am

Voracious bookworm here as you know milady...and have NEVER thrown out a book. Very rarely will bag up some and take to used bookstore...but right now believe have something like 500-600 paperbacks in grocery bags scattered around the house. Yes I have reread some of them over and over...but vast majority were just one timers. Not sure what to do when I move...hope someone has lots of shelf space

demonicsexkitten replies on 5/2/2006 8:10 am:
any you want to get rid of... well... or I do have lots of shelf space. or will once i buy more shelves
though i *am* getting rid of more books soon. i'm a bookworm too, but have been weeding them out. I donate them all to the library... tax write-off i've written off $500 a yr for the past 3 yrs.

KMA5 40M
771 posts
5/2/2006 4:50 pm

I inherited the pack rat gene from my mom's side but the only thing I think I had that was even remotely cool in my stuff was a lava rock from a volcano I smuggled back home when I was a youngun.
I think Geaorge Carlin said it best, " Someone else's junk is shit but all my junk is stuff" or something along those lines Who knows, Tips; selling all your storage stuff could help towards your next vacation--- and a new car and a new manslave and a few new empty boxes forthe next hoarding phase

playtime44uandi 52M
6545 posts
5/2/2006 7:04 pm

I went through all my stuff a few weeks ago. Got rid of a lot of stuff that I dont need. I collect things until its time to move. Then Its time to throw most of it out.

As for the elementry school year books, Take them to your parents place & have them hold them for you!

~We'll Leave The Light On~

Notjustmanmeat 50M
39 posts
5/4/2006 3:14 am

I have a playstation 1 which I keep, i'm not really sure why...and i once threw away the love of a good woman, I regret that one...

rm_funinic 48M
823 posts
5/7/2006 6:25 pm

Junk: I've moved a "project" eight times over the last 16 years. Fiberglass equipment cases from a surplus store. Was going to 'glas the holes shut so they's be airtight. Finally gave two (of four...) away to a young guy who might actually finish off the project. Still have two...

Tossed: That's (one of...) my problem.. I don't. 2-stall garage (at the house where I'm not living ) and can't park even one car in it.

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