The Task: To finally sort through drivers, adapters and power cords that do who-knows-what and get rid of the things we don't need.
The Why: Some of the tasks we've done have been deep heart-matters sort of stuff. Not this. I just want to have less useless junk in my house. Period.
Why we haven't done this until now: Even before this journey, I would consider myself a pretty avid declutterer. I like to get rid of things, to organize and sort and streamline. But I am almost always doing these things while the hubby is at work, and I am never confident enough that I actually know what a computer-y item does to discard it. So I hang on to it, just in case....
The How: Luke was home with the flu today, so I cornered the poor guy with a stack of computer drivers, power cords and CD roms. I asked him about ever item in the stack, and got the affirmation I needed to throw almost all of it out.
The funniest items we still had: I swear I'm not a hoarder. At least, I don't think I am. But for some reason I still had the driver to a dial-up modem we had years ago. And the charger for a cell phone we got rid of last year.
The Verdict: It was kind of fun to laugh at computer games we used to play and joke about how slow dial-up Internet was. And now we have one less basket of junk in our house. Sometimes minimalizing is easy.
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