The book makes it clear, you need to get rid of things that have served their purpose.
Everything must go before you think about storage.
Storage is a trap, a distraction. Get rid of the things you are done with first.
Keep the things that spark JOY. (Please consult the book for this because it is important and I can’t do the concept justice here.)
As for me, quite simply, I gotta throw away a lot of shit.
The book has a specific order. She says start with clothes, and it makes the most sense for most people, but for me, I think it would be too frustrating because
#1 I routinely go through my clothes and throw things out I don’t like or I don’t need, so starting here wouldn’t have the impact it would for most people
#2 I am not ready to think about a really good way of storing my clothes because the closets in my house need to be “done.” (By like some sort of California Closets situation).
#3 At least I use my fucking clothes. I’d like to part with something that I don’t use first.
So, my plan was to deviate from her plan and start with something even easier: DVDs
What I throw away: goes to Amoeba Records in Hollywood.
What brings me joy, I keep. It goes into DVD binders from Amazon.
With the exception of up to 10 DVDs that maybe some day I would have someone sign. Like I’m keeping SPACEBALLS in case I ever meet anyone who was in that movie, because I would ask them to sign it.
Everything else must go.
I planned to do that DVD purge yesterday and today. This weekend.
So far, this has been my weekend:
Worked out for 15 minutes (first time this year).
Took a shower at my office gym (because my shower head broke off last week).
Worked most of the day (Saturday), then went to see a movie (The Revenant) with friends.
Today, I finally started this blog.
Now I’m going to work for a few hours.
And then I’m going to lunch and to see the move Joy. With a friend I haven’t seen much since before Christmas.
Considering I worked last weekend, too, I am sensing a pattern. And not the good one where I go to movies with my friends.
Well, at least the X Files are on tonight. I can take some solace in that.