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What do you Really need?

Posted on August 03, 2005 by Sarah Eaton.

Me, I'm a bit of a packrat.  I think might need some stuff that I haven't needed in a year.  Generally, I've found this to be untrue.  However, there have been occasions where I've been longing for something that I threw out because I only, apparently, needed it once every three years, although I can't think of a concrete example right now, so maybe thinking that happens is only a symptom of the packrat disease.   

I had the very pleasant experience of moving to a more spacious desk area yesterday (I'm just down the hallway from where I was), and, after the moving experience, I'm convinced that everyone should move (or pretend to move) at least once a year. 

By pretend to move, I mean what Dana suggests here (via 37 Signals), put all of the stuff that's turning your desk into a federally-recognized disaster area into a box.  All of it.  Even your favorite mechanical pencil.  You'll get it out again.  Because you need it.  And throw out the stuff you don't need.

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Not only box it up, but HIDE it. I'm a horrible packrat (as confirmed by many friends) and I've found that just putting questionable things in closet for a few months reduces my dependency and enhances creativity as you use different implements to get the same work accomplished...

Posted by: Dana VanDen Heuvel | Aug 3, 2005 12:56:19 PM

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