Earlier this week, I decided to take some steps to change this. The first step is to clear clutter and unnecessary objects from my home. These things weigh me down… suffocate me. They need to GO! Mind you, I’m not a hoarder and I don’t have a lot of material things compared to most people. Still, I have more things than I need or want. How wasteful. How American.
PROJECT SIMPLIFY – PHASE ONE
Removal of Excess Media (CDs, magazines, books, catalogs, etc.)
Do I honestly need hundreds of CDs that I no longer listen to (especially in the age of the ipod), magazines that I will never thumb through again, books that I will not read twice, or garden catalogs from 2008? No, I do not! You probably don’t need these things either. Why do we keep them? Just in case? Just in case of what? Since I don’t have an answer to these questions, I will unload my excess media over the next couple of weeks. I will either sell, donate, or toss these things to the curb. I have a sneaking suspicion that once they are gone, I will not miss them. In fact, I will probably feel a few ounces lighter.
I’m currently listing all of my CDs on eBay. I’m selling some of them in groups (by artist or genre). The remainder will be sold as a mixed lot of about 150-200. I’m not sure how many I have since I am still making the list. What a project! The closet that contained the CDs already looks happier. The floor behind me, where they are scattered, does not.
Does anyone out there need a Ricky Ricardo dressed in a Santa suit Barbie doll? If so, I have one! I purchased him at a discount several years ago at the insistence of a collector friend. She told me the doll would be worth something later. Later is NOW. He happened to be in the vicinity of my CDs, so I included him in Phase One. If you’re interested, he’s on eBay. He’ll be worth something some day 😉
Stay tuned for future phases of Project Simplify!