Sunday, April 28, 2013

Slower & Simpler - Shoot Your Stuff

In my never ending search for hints on living a simpler life, I run across some gems.  I do take pictures of baskets that I sell or give away, but what a great idea to do the same for "stuff" that I'm keeping for sentimental reasons! (And note:  the photos are stored on your hard drive...not printed to become a storage problem all of their own.)

If you are holding onto something for any of the following reasons, I suggest you take me up on this shoot your stuff mini-mission.
  1. I keep my _____________ because it brings back certain memories.
  2. I can’t get rid of this because ___________ gave it to me, and I don’t want to hurt her/his feelings.
  3. I’m not going to let go of ____________ because it might be worth something some day.
Here’s your mini-mission – Shoot your stuff. Every time you find something that seems hard to let go of, shoot it. Take a digital image and store it in a folder on your computer, or an external hard drive. Then, donate or sell the item. If you aren't quite ready to let it go, put all the items that you photographed together in a box and tape it shut. I’ll let you know what to next in an upcoming post. This idea will let you better appreciate the memories without the clutter.

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