I am totally a packrat.  I admit it.  Oh, I’m not one of those people who keeps every magazine they ever read and every newspaper for five years.  I get rid of that sort of thing.  But in cleaning out my office, I’m realizing just how much junk I have that I never use and will never need.

Like what, you ask?  Let’s make a list.

  • Three sizeable dishes of paperclips and binder clips.
  • More notepads than I will ever use, including one that still had notes that I took in an office meeting.  In December.  2003.  Yeah.
  • Install cds for software on computers I no longer own.
  • Diskettes.
  • The napkin that the sketchy guy handed me on the airplane on the way to Rebeccah and Andy’s wedding asking me to hook up with him.  Ahh, good memories.  Specifically the memory of Andy’s grandfather blatantly laughing at the sketchy guy in the airport after I told him the story.  (No I still threw it out.)

So yes.  Labor Day weekend with all its predicted rain will be used to finish the decluttering of that particular room.  I wonder what other treasures I will find.

One thought on “Packrat

  1. I have the same problem. I don’t think it’s that bad, but I still have lots of stuff at my parents house which could probably be tossed out.

    I need to go through especially school notes that I don’t need anymore. I never used them after the classes I took (or even during the classes I took) , so why do I keep keeping them.

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