During a scheduled internet outage at work, I took a stack of papers from my “I’ll probably never need this stuff but I need to go through it one more time before I chuck it” stack, and headed to the copy room, where there’s a big recycling bin.
A colleague did a double-take as he walked by, then poked his head in the door. “What are you doing?” he asked.
I shrugged. “Just throwing some stuff away.”
He staggered. “You!??”
I paused, in mid-chuck. “The internet’s down,” I reminded him.
I really didn’t think I was that bad… yes, the stack of “I’ll throw this away as soon as I go through it one more time” got so high that I had to start a second stack next to it, but I’ve shaved off a good 18 inches in the past few days.
Anyway, this de-cluttering advice gives me a heart-warming goal: