Making a game of decluttering
Here's an idea for us, clever people that we are...
Think of a situation you could imagine, and a question you could ask yourself, when trying to clear things out.
I have three:
ONE: I'm in Aunt Elderlyperson's house, and she says, "Is there anything in here you want, dear?"
What things would I take?
TWO: The room is a yard sale.
What do I want to buy?
THREE: The room is on fire. The people and animals are safe.
Do I feel grief, or relief....??
Number three occurred to me this weekend, after my e-mail program suddenly dumped every bit of my data from the last four years...all the messages, all the addresses, everything, and the Apple Store Geniuses couldn't get it back. I am trying to be sorry about it, and I am amazed to discover that I am not. People who are important to me will get in touch with me soon enough, and the rest...well, g'bye!