Summer De-Cluttering

 I wrote this last Saturday. I’m slowly but surely growing out of my former hoarder-self and learning to love de-cluttering.

Yesterday, despite my exhaustion from the hackathon, I came home from a grueling vinyasa class on Saturday morning and started getting rid of things that were needlessly taking up space. 

Technically, I’d started on Friday night. I had a couple of boxes filled with papers and news clippings tchotchke crap. I pared it down to one box after throwing out 10 years worth of pay stubs (are you sure I won’t need these again??) and class registration forms, among other things. 

Saturday morning was for going through the two baskets filled with tote bags and the two baskets filled with purses that I had and got ride of one basket worth of each. I had, literally, 60 tote bags. Who needs that many? I also got rid of about 40 hangers.

There’s also the scanner/printer combo thing that’s been sitting on the floor in my bedroom unused since I moved in and I think I’m finally ready to let it go. Who prints anything at home anymore? That’s what office printers are for, right? That will free up some floor space to buy a bigger desk with more storage, so I don’t need to have any baskets filled with old paperwork. #storagespace 

I should probably go through the things that are high up on shelves in my closet because I sure as hell haven’t touched those since I moved in. Piece by piece, I am whittling down the items de-cluttering my apartment. It is nice. 

All New Things

I was fortunate enough to be able to buy an apartment and I closed on it two weeks ago and tomorrow I am finally moving in. It was the last apartment that I looked at in late-July (out of probably 50 apartments) and it was about a three month process but it’s done and I am a resident there now. It’s on the border between the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights. It’s a small one bedroom but it’s great and it’s mine. Oh, and it has a roof deck. And it allows pets.

Woot! Time to adopt a cat!

And since moving and starting a new job aren’t enough of a change, I thought I’d throw in “new Macbook Air” too. I haven’t bought a new computer since 2009 and I feel a little guilty as that Macbook is still perfectly fine (if not slow and heavy as a rock). But I found a great deal for an upgraded 2013 Macbook Air on Mac’s refurbished section and went for it. 

I was checking out the specs on my current Macbook to compare. My current Macbook has 250GB of space and 1GB of RAM. The Air has 500GB and 8GB of RAM (a 1.7 processor). 

While I was packing up my walk-in closet I found my college laptop in a case on the floor. It is an IBM and it had all of 32GB of space on it. I’m not sure what to do with it. Ideas? I need a case too. 

It’s so pretty: