2017 Week 8 Challenge – Throwing Stuff Out

Throwing Stuff Out

Can you fill this bag with things around your space that you could donate to goodwill?

*Attached: Black Garbage bag*

Say no more!

Three bags full!

I’m moving to Vancouver for early May (or sooner), so this comes at a good time.

Those three bags consisted of clothes and books.

I will probably take a couple of suitcases with me to Vancouver and that’s it, so I need to start clearing out.

I’ve compiled a list of things that I need to sell off/donate/sell, including the following:

  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata
  • A bike
  • TV and Stereo System
  • Desktop Tower
  • Modems for internet
  • Artwork and pictures
  • Clothes
  • Vault (yes, I have a small one, it’s kind of funny)
  • Exercise equipment (yoga mat, kettlebell, foam roller)
  • Furniture including bed, desk, bedside table (which I’ll sell to the next person staying here)
  • Cutlery (which can be kept for the next person to use)
  • Cancel membership plans (gym, insurance etc.)

This list will probably grow as time goes on.

I’m always amused by hoarders and people who keep too much stuff they won’t need.

I was going to also include a video from the show Hoarders, but they were too dark and depressing so I’ll just leave this George Carlin clip in its place.

Yes, we all know people who have a hard time throwing things away.

  • Oh, that outfit I haven’t worn in two years? I just MIGHT wear it one day soon…for real…
  • Oh, that room full of Power Rangers that’s probably worth nothing? I can’t get rid of it! What if it’s worth something someday soon?

Now, I’m not saying this is the case for all, and I don’t know anyone who keeps a room full of Power Rangers. But I’m sure there is.

Don’t use it? Get rid of it.

Give it to someone who will get some use out of it. Here are some sources to help you in getting started. 

http://www.theminimalists.com/

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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