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  • Why is this a blogue, not a blog? It’s just an old-fashioned touch that harkens back to less-hurried (and harried) times, when a letter took a while to get delivered, and a reply took a while longer. When books were savored for their precious rarity. When news came in slowly for the most part and could be thoughtfully considered. A rapid-fire flow of constant info-junk tends to make me twitchy. When you visit my blogue, I invite you to take a nice deep breath, absorb things a little at a time, wander in a serendipitous fashion, and generally remember that even in the ultra-speedy world of the Internet, you control the pace of your life.

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December 27, 2007



Oy, I know what you mean. I'm doing a 1st time in 3 years, post move purge, and am scratching my head and marveling at the things I had the Feds move across the Pacific. Little Wheels Off Things is the perfect name for this category o' stuff.


My carton of stuff is labeled Mystery Things. Moving does have a way of making you reduce the amount of "stuff" that you own. Good luck with your move.


Our paths are running parallel . . . I too am sorting, purging, packing and getting ready to move. My goal (or so I say) is to get rid of 50% of my Stuff!! Clothes, books, paraphenalia, art supplies . . . all goes. One bag for trash, one for Goodwill, a box for Stuff to Give Away or Sell; and then the packing of What to Keep.


Oooh, Joanna, I hadn't thought about setting a goal like that. Very inspiring! I moved here so recently, though (just a year and a half ago), that a lot of excess was purged in that move -- or so I thought! :) It feels good to purge, though, doesn't it? Clarifying in symbolic ways as well as literally.


Just want to mention that if you have a chapter of FreeCycle in your area, they're a great resource for sending your "LWOT" out into the world where someone can actually use them. Whenever I freecycle (and I try to do it about every few months), I feel a release of stagnant energy as well as a connection to my wider community. People are grateful for my "stuff" and I'm grateful to get rid of it, so there's a spirit of reciprocity involved. Plus I make more space in my house!


You're right, Kris, and I've been shifting my intention from toss/hoard to include giveaway as well! I've used Freecycle for big things, like old washing machines and such, but haven't thought about it for smaller stuff (LWOT). I appreciate the reminder!

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