Jonathan (jon3) wrote,
Jonathan
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As I go through everything I have stored, I am in a very strong "life simplification" mode.

I am ebaying, giving away, or flat out tossing nearly anything that isn't of value, or needed. I figure, if its been in storage for 2 years, and I haven't need of it (aside from things like furniture, and even some of that!) than I don't need it in my life.

As silly as it is to quote fight club, "The things you own end up owning you." I really think this is true.

I find myself only buying things that I think I'd like to keep forever (well made furniture) , and things that are pretty much disposable (food, etc). There are some exceptions, such as computers and entertainment, but I have been a lot better about my purchases.

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When I do make purchases just for pleasure, I spend a lot more time deciding not only whether I want something, but also making sure what I'm buying is the right type and model for me.

I also find I tend to enjoy them more now that they're fewer and farther in between.

About the only big thing I really have bought recently is a Tivo. I am a convert to the church of Tivo. I have not had much time this week for TV, but my good buddy captured all the shows I didn't want to miss, The Sopranos, The Shield, Law and Order, Wonderfalls, etc.
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