I have started a new social distancing activity called reacquainting myself with stuff.
I won’t refer to the digging in and going through nooks and crannies as cleaning out, because I rarely throw anything away.
It’s more like taking inventory.
For instance, I have 4 of my previous wallets stashed in a box. Two of them have been in the box for over ten years, one was put in there because it was my all time favourite but is falling apart. The forth one is my traveling wallet and is occasionally used.
Does anyone else save old wallets after buying a replacement?
Worse than that is my collection of glasses cases, drugstore sunglasses, and readers, that I can’t even wear now because of my prescription. Not all of them are in this box. I have no explanation for this, but as long as there’s room in this box things are safe. Once it’s full I will not start another one. That’s when something will have to go.
The box that is getting scary is the one housing out dated phones, cameras, chargers and cords. It’s getting full, but it’s not on my to conquer list yet.
My memory is still pretty good as to what we have and don’t, but I don’t always remember right away where something is stashed. Which can lead to a little frustrated search. So, I’m enjoying this rediscovering.
I’ll admit I had a brief moment of, I should make an alphabetical list of where stuff is. I guess I’m not bored yet, because that didn’t happen.
Have you gotten reacquainted with stored things yet?
Hopefully you and yours are staying healthy, and you are finding ways to fill your social isolation days.