#MicroblogMondays 13: Keep or Toss
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Lifehacker had a timely (for me) article on how to decide whether to keep or part with sentimental items. You ask yourself whether you’d buy it again at full price, if the object has happy memories associated with it, of if you’d still want it if someone you disliked gave it to you. All fine questions, though I’d personally never use them to cull out the mess in my storage room.
It was timely because I had reason to go through three boxes of old papers this week — stuff from high school until graduate school. Old stories, autograph pages that were supposed to go in yearbooks, letters, notes that friends passed me in the hall, photographs. None of Lifehacker’s questions obviously applied to those papers.
If Lifehacker showed up at my house and told me I could only keep ten things, those three boxes of paper would make the cut. As would photographs of the twins. The family tree. The most important things to me seem to be made out of paper. What tangible objects would you save if Lifehacker told you that you had to clean up your storage spaces?
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