Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, and Melanie
Last week I finally got serious about a project that I promised my husband I would work on this summer - purging boxes in the garage. I'm not finished, but I did get started and actually got rid of quite a bit of stuff (see Celebrate This Week). Here are some random thoughts from the week.
Does it spark joy?I tried using this question from Marie Kondo. But way too much of my stuff does spark joy. At least on initial rediscovery.
Gradual release of clutter method
I used this method with my stash of Riverbank Review magazines.
1. Touch each issue and page through each magazine
2. Tear out book reviews, essays, notes from the editor, interesting articles, and poetry pieces.
3. Revisit torn out articles.
4. Remind self that each article requires time and space to file.
5. Winnow saved pieces to 10 or less.
Quick release of clutter method
I used this method with my Bookbag magazines.1. Take a photo of favorite cover.
2. Do not, under any circumstances, open the magazine.
2. Walk to recycle bin.
3. Dump magazines.
True confessions and fodder for a future blog post
1. I kept twenty-nine articles from Riverbank Review magazines.
2. I kept five articles from Book Bag magazines.
The longer I work on the project on any given day, the easier it is to begin pitching.
Wisdom from a fellow bloggerI made this sign months ago (maybe last summer?) after reading a post from a fellow blogger who I believe credited her mother for this sage advice. For me it trumps the "Does it spark joy?" question.
It's currently in the spare bedroom/my home office, but I'm moving this sign to the garage worktable!