This past week has been full of things keeping me busy, my parents coming down for the week being the major one. I have been spending very little time at home and even less time at a computer this long weekend, so this will be a short post.
Someone that I follow on twitter posted this morning that it was Day 2 of #less365 and that they were getting rid of a belt. So I contemplated this. This is something that I can really get behind. I have tons of stuff in my tiny apartment that I want to get rid of, but do I have 365 things? Likely, yes. But do I want to do this on a daily basis? Not particularly. I get pretty busy some days and other days I’ll be going through tons of boxes and what not.
Yes, I have lived in my apartment for five months and still have 15 boxes that are full.
This needs to change.
So my goal is this. I am going to speed up Less 365 to four months. I want to see if I can get rid of 365 items by December 1st, just in time for me to donate a whole bunch of useful items to women’s shelters and what not for Christmas. I think I can find about 3 or 4 items a day to get rid of and I will attempt to post weekly updates about what I have been getting rid of – partially for my own sanity.
See, I know that I have too much stuff. Recently I realized that a lot of what I find interesting is computer based, I could likely have everything that I find interesting on my computers and get rid of most of what I own. I could scan in some of the older photos I have, get rid of cds that I copy over to my hard drive, that sort of thing.
Every Monday, hopefully, I will post about the stuff that is going to the pile and I will post about the pile and where I think it should go.
Why do I want to do this in 1/3 of the normal time? I don’t plan on being in the same apartment next summer. I plan on moving to somewhere even smaller – at least in price, and potentially heading back to school. I want my apartment clean, neat, and with far, far less stuff than I currently have. It’s one way that I want to prepare for taking even more school.
And yes, more school. Those who have known me for a while should not be surprised. I have always considered being a perpetual student and after two undergraduate degrees and a post-graduate certificate, I feel like I can make a positive change in this world by going back for a Master’s and PhD. It will likely be at Ottawa U, but I am not sure just as of yet.
As for what I’m going to study, that is a later blog post. But for now,