Summer is quickly approaching and here in South Carolina, the humidity has descended upon us. But with this comes the summer fun – beach days, BBQs, movies, drinks outside and long chats into the night. Flip-flops, sunscreen, yard work – it’s all part of the loveliness that is wrapped into the long summer days and cool summer nights punctuated by the sounds of crickets and the brief flickers of lightning bugs.
Yesterday I talked about my data hoarding and what I want to do with a lot of my traditional media. I also alluded slightly to a few things I use for the bajillions of pieces of information that I gather online and want to preserver for posterity. I figured I’d highlight them here too because I know a lot of these were inspired by posts I’d read on other blogs. I figure you don’t have to go the extent I do but you might be able to take a few pointers and use them at a not so crazy level.
Clutter is one of main enemies in my house. I hate it so much that at least once or twice a year, I make it a point to go through every nook and cranny in my home and purge it of things I don’t need or haven’t used. This includes clothes, kitchen utensils and gadgets, shoes, beauty things, books, linens, etc. I am pretty ruthless when it comes to what I get rid of. As a matter of fact, I hate it so much that for the most part, my house has been devoid of any trinkets or tchotchkes and I don’t store anything on my kitchen counters except for the bread box, knife block, paper towel holder and wine rack (the essentials).
So one would think this extends to all areas of my life and for the most part, it does. I’m relentlessly organized and clean at work. My car sometimes teeters on the edge of being bad but once it gets overwhelming I have to stop what I’m doing and clean it out too otherwise I start to panic a bit.