Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Other Blogs That Caught My Attention Today

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I feel like I am always preaching at everyone to declutter. I myself stink at it. I try, but I get very attached to inanimate objects. I try to pretend that I am getting ready to move and take a trunk full of donations to the thrift store about once a month, but then I wind up buying more stuff while I’m there.

T-shirt ChroniclesRecently over at apartmenttherapy they have been decluttering like mad and trying to help the rest of us do so with them. This weekend they brought Discardia to our attention, which linked me over to the blog of Dinah Sanders , which is AMAZING! This Discardia holiday is big, even bigger than Festivus! Just one example of a great idea and link she has listed over there is The T-Shirt Chronicles . If you are a T-shirt hoarder, this site’s for you. Luckily for me and unluckily for my parents, all of my “Frankie Say War, Hide Yourself,” 80’s REM concert T’s et. al. are in their attic. The T-Shirt Chronicles is such a great example of how to “keep” your sentimental items and share them with others.

Another good example of what to purge – books. Are you really going to read them again? Seriously, why do we hang onto so many books we’ll never read again? Recently, I almost read How to be Good by Nick Hornby for a second time, because it accidentally wound up in my “to read” pile. Luckily, I remembered I’d read it and hated it somewhere around Chapter 4 and spared myself the re-annoyance of a re-read. If you’re going to read it again, fine, keep it. If not, try to pass it on. A commenter on Dinah’s site turned me onto Bookcrossing.com. After you are done with a book, you register it with them, label it, and pass it on (to a friend, on a park bench, leave it in a coffee shop, whatever). Then you can follow it around after another bookcrossing user finds it. It’s kind of like trying to mark your money to see if you come in contact with it again, except this actually works.

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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