No more tracking after today


Welcome to our daily challenge! Wait! Don’t go away!! Read here to get caught up on what’s going on. (And coming in in the middle is totally cool.)

Day: 30

Objective: Give/donate/trash/sell thirty objects

Definition of “Priorities”:  Precedence based on a rating of value. Things you value most (like relationships) should be a higher priority than things that are not as valuable (like stuff.)

Reason: You can’t retire on ketchup packets and costume jewelry.

Suggestion:  Today we’ve got part B (of sorts) of our books suggestion. If you’ll remember, I suggested that we don’t need to keep many books in our homes because a public library can supply all our book needs.

Well, guess what else they have at the library? They have movies.

Keep this in mind when you’re sorting through your collection. Often you can just pick up the movie you want to watch at the library. You don’t need to keep a ton of movies in your house.

If you have any movies that you don’t absolutely need to watch with a tub of ice cream if you’re having a bad day, you should get some money back from them. You should give yourself more space. You should count them today.

Whatever you do, you don’t need to rent movies. The library has so many more options than that Redbox. (Including TV series! My kids are currently being caught up on the awesomeness that is Quantum Leap courtesy of the local library system.) And the library is free!

Do you have any VHS movies still? I suggest that you just give up on those guys. It’s gone. It’s time to admit that their time is gone. Any movie worth its salt that’s on a VHS tape, has been made on DVD and the library system has it. Those things take up so much room. You have to set the tracking on a VHS tape. And rewind them. And can’t skip ahead. Just get rid of ’em. All.

And here’s another area where you can get rid of ALL that you have: CD’s. They’re dying too, my friend. The cool thing about CDs is that you don’t automatically lose your music with the technology. Stick each CD in your computer and let your computer pull the songs off of it for you. Now you can pick whichever songs you want and play them in whichever order you want. And you can get rid of the CD without even having to get rid of the music!

When I decluttered these areas I got rid of probably at least 200 movies and CDs. We haven’t missed a single one. You’re gonna rock today.


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