Gail Blanke, the author of “Throw Out 50 Things,” has three ways to determine when to toss something:
- If it weighs you down, clogs you up or makes you feel bad about yourself.
- If it just sits there, taking up room and contributing nothing positive to your life.
- If you agonize over it for too long. Don’t make the decision more complicated than it has to be.
Computer: My goal is to defrag, clean out RSS feeds and bookmarks, really clean out my email logs, and organize the desktop and links into categories.
And there are so many articles, blogs, and books on the subject (no, I'm not going to print out or buy each one - see goal above), I shouldn't lack in inspiration. Just a few that I've found to motivate me and get started:
Yes, it does seem a bit early for New Year's Resolutions - but since those are notoriously hard to keep, it's probably better that I don't call it that. Let's say more of a life-style change.