We have begun to face some of the enormous issues that might arise should one of our possible plans for 2014 come to fruition. This implies that we would be well-advised to thin down our possessions considerably. Initially this could cover books, cds and DVDs.
So I have made a start and have separated out twenty bags of books to go to charity shops, a dozen boxes of books to store at mum's and a few boxes of books to keep with me. But this has only covered about the first tenth of our stuff (if that).
De-cluttering is an odd concept it seems to me. We used to watch a series called The Life Laundry in which serial hoarders had their lives sorted out via a de-clutter. Most of the people featured on that clearly had serious issues to deal with! I am also pretty sure that I once came across an organisation for professional de-clutterers - can I really be right about that?
But I haven't yet noticed any panges of regret about the books that have gone to Oxfam.
Next up - list a few hundred CDs on Amazon and see if I can sell them for £1,000