Tuesday, October 04, 2005

What do to with stuff?

Notes passed in the 8th grade, mix tapes lovingly made in the 10th, graduation announcements from high school, college, graduate school. Old purses, favorite shoes, worn out tee shirts. Jewel cases for long-lost cds, marker sets, negatives, and so many books. How on earth can I hope to be an adult in a room I've lived in, off and on, for 15 years? What does one DO with this stuff? How can I possibly throw away an empassioned treastise from Colleen on how Jeff is such an asshole and no one will ever love him, even though I haven't spoken to Colleen in about 10 years and I have no idea who Jeff is? Or even more humiliating notes from friends I still have and read this blog so I will not spill the details on their secret crushes from years past.
There are compelling reasons to get rid of all these things, but I am more compelled to keep them. But something has got to go, as I have no space, and though I don't know how long I am going to live in my bedroom, I still need to turn it into a room with more than just overflowing boxes stashed in every corner. Any suggestions how to do this without getting rid of my most treasured memories?

4 comments:

ruth said...

Jeez, you guys are totally worthless.

Bill McClain said...

That's because the answer is obvious-you must throw away everything not directly related to your boyfriend. Because keeping it is cheating on him. And he's a great guy.

Jenni said...

when I moved out I almost kept every kind of stuff you describe. I just couldn't throw it away so I put it into some boxes. which are occupying my parent's basement now. but that's not my problem any more...

DaintyDoughnuts said...

you need to get all the stuff together into one area. Then tell one of your friends or family to get rid of it when you are least expecting it.