by oneafrikan on February 4, 2021

Late last year, my wife and I decided to go through a process of decluttering our house. Everything that hasn’t been used in over a year is at risk of going.

So far I’ve managed to get rid of c 25 things on eBay, during a global pandemic. Amazing how people want Cokin filter holders, old MS Office CD’s, 2nd hand bags (I’m a bit of a bag man, it has to be said – did you know that a vintage Oakley camo backpack sells for £45, a full 13 years after it was bought new for £80?), and Polar watches without working batteries and a broken strap.

God Bless eBay.

I’ve got another batch or two to do, and then a whole whack load of books to offload. It’s going to be fun letting go. I feel cathartic just thinking about it.

I’ll leave you with this, hat tip to Tim Ferris from a LinkedIn post (which I thought was apt):

In order to change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one’s mind and psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use.” — Anaïs Nin

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