Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tidy

In the building's recycling room, I grabbed two tennis racket back packs that looked un-used and three sturdy document containers, with no thought as to what I would do with them. Got it, they can contain these yellowing old newspapers and magazines, and fold out maps I have kept from over the years. The newspaper lift out called Bytes was published in the mid or late nineties and is of course about computers. Nearly two decades later, it is an amusing read. So what is wrong with floppy disks?



I did have a collection of over ten year's worth of the annual Ikea and Freedom catalogues, but they went into the recycling. What was in a ten year old Ikea catalogue was not so different to the current one. I tried to keep some logic about what went into each box, but it was generally a fail. Anyway, much neater and tidier.

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  1. Much neater but I have strange collections too,
    I better explain that in the year I turned 19 there was a magazine called 19 so I collected every months issue and i still have them and for years I have house for sale booklets from all around the world that everyone I knew would bring me from their overseas trips.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle, I guess 19 was one of the girls mags. The houses for sale booklets must be interesting.

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  2. Congratulations. I need some of that magic over here.

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    1. EC, the old papers never really worried me, but better that they are tidy now.

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  3. I am getting stressed just thinking of that carpet mess

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    1. Not motivating you then John?

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  4. Definitely neater. I'm wondering why you've kept Ikea catalogues so long. Since they're near identical from one year to another, why not toss out the old as the new comes in? I'm glad you've tossed them out now anyway, you'll have more room for another few years worth of magazines you may never read again. I once had a collection of House and Garden, Home Beautiful and other magazines and I chucked the lot when I realised I hadn't even glanced at the shelf for a couple of years.

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    1. River, I thought it would be interesting to look back on them and see how furniture styles change, but as you say, Ikea doesn't much at all. No more magazine collections, apart from the ones I have.

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  5. Very tidy. I need to do a huge clean up around here, I just never find the motivation to do it. So lazy.

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    1. Harder to be motivated when you live alone Fen. No-one to say, those old dirty looking papers on your bookshelf should be chucked out.

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  6. BTW you should update your header now we have leaves again, and before it gets too hot :)

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    1. Thanks for the reminder Fen.

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  7. That's an eclectic collection of magazines and papers you have there Andrew, just think how easily assessable they are now :)

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    1. Well Grace, the aren't really. More chance that I would look at them when they were just a messy stack.

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  8. Have you seen the programme on tv called Hoarders? *blush* It is a problem for all of us - keeping stuff that is either messy, valueless or unhealthy.

    I also don't want to throw out old books, magazines and journals. Of course I haven't read them in the last 10 years and probably won't in the future. But that is the measure of a true hoarder - he/she keeps stuff "just in case".

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    1. Hels, I may have watched one episode. Don't worry. It will be your children's problem. 'What on earth did Mum keep this for?'

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