In the past week, a bunch of the blogging demi-gods have been promoting Peter Walsh's decluttering book, It's All Too Much.
They are making a big fuss over his premise that it's time we stopped trying to organize our stuff and started getting rid of it. Or at least a lot of it.
I figure I don't need to read Walsh's book because I have seen him in so many episodes of Clean Sweep that I know all his techniques.
One of those techniques is to take a photo of something that has sentimental value but you have no use for. In my decluttering on the weekend, that's what I did with my C.C Raiders pennant. It was in a box in the basement. Given that I didn't go to Raiders' games when I was a student at Cornwall Collegiate, it is not likely that I am going to start. If I do, I'll recreate the pennant from this photo.
A lot of other stuff that used to be in the basement is no longer in the basement and in fact no longer in the house. 2008 may be the year that I perform the "clean the basement" resolution.
- Merlin Mann and Kevin Kelly on Peter Walsh
- Will Wheaton on Mann and Kelly on Walsh
- Unclutterer on Mann and Kelly on Walsh