[Downsizing Zeal] Decluttering For Dreams

My dreams have three main types, where other than incomprehensible, they’re usually contemporary to current events or where I’d like to go in life. When I haven’t addressed current woes, my dreams might be abstract nightmares where I’ll be thrust into threatening situations. When I’ve decluttered my contemporary obligations, my dreams will explore where I could go next. I had one of these forward-thinking dreams last night after a day spent decluttering any contemporary stresses.

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[Downsizing Zeal] One For Three

There are myriad downsizing constructs like “one in, one out” that logically make sense, but don’t address the roots of clutter: An overattachment to objects that might have initially made us happy but no longer do. My concert shirt collection is broken into three categories: Frequently worn indoors, occasionally worn outdoors, and seldom worn outdoors. I stopped splurging on new shirts about six months ago. I’m more critical now, which meant one in… three out.

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[Downsizing Zeal] How Many Cables?

Over a lengthy career, which includes many contracted projects wherein we could keep any approved hardware so long as we were careful about what and how much, I acquired too many boxes of computer equipment. Mainly spare cables and peripherals. As society moves away from needing as much spare troubleshooting equipment and personnel, I too must adapt. How many power cables do I need? Network cables? How many spare computer parts should I keep around?

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[Downsizing Zeal] Weight of Cassettes

I hadn’t realized the weight of cassette tapes throughout all the time I’d listened to them in my old car until I had to move five milk cartons full of them. They’re heavy! As I looked through the top stacks of cassettes, too, I realized I didn’t care enough about one, two, then twenty cassettes, before asking myself: What if I only kept five cassettes? Some changes in perspectives help shape your major life goals.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Three Hours Daily?

Autonomy is the major crux of every downtrodden colleague or employed individual I’ve ever met. They will complain about how they haven’t got this, haven’t received that, and will tell any pity stories they can to gain sympathy. I can empathize with their pain, however, I will not take it on because of one reason: We have more time in our day than we think. With my work schedule, I estimated three hours for self-development.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Trash Versus Donations

What happens to all those miscellaneous drawers after a move? Do you dump them into boxes and procrastinate on addressing them until you need something? As I sorted through one such box of office supplies, I wondered: Are rubber bands trash or donatable? My mind flashed to the donation handlers at some thrift store somewhere, as I emptied their trash bins for probably the twentieth time on my shift, bagging up almost anything to sell.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Time To Downsize

I once collected clocks. None of them worked, but it was sort of an aesthetic thing, where I enjoyed the idea that all these clocks would be stopped at various times throughout the day, so each would have their time to shine. I’ve now donated almost most of them. After I donate this box containing a wooden clock, I will have closed off yet another superfluous collection, enabling space, focus, and dare I say… time?

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