Reducing your belongings in the 21st century is going to involve a lot of electronics. If you’re old enough, you’ll have really old stuff, like floppy drives and disks and actual film cameras as well as plenty of coaxial cable and analog cords. At least that’s what we found when we gathered all our technology and electronics into a big pile and decided what to keep, what to discard, and what to keep for now.
In this video we discuss the options available for selling, donating, and recycling electronics as well as what to do with “emotional bomb boxes” when you encounter them.
In the process of Radically Reducing our belongings, the first major category of stuff that we sorted was entertainment. We piled all the DVDs, CDs, games, etc. in the living room and made decisions about what stays and what goes. Then we made a video summarizing the lessons we learned and the tips we have for anyone doing the same.
It seems like it should be simple – to get rid of the clutter in our lives – but it’s not. Dealing with clutter can be an overwhelming endeavor and many people put it off. It took us awhile, and several failed attempts over the years, to decide on a de-cluttering strategy that works for us (at least it’s working so far!). To figure out what works for you, start by figuring out your goal for the project and then put together an approach that fits that goal and the other elements of your life and personality.