The urge to purge
by, 05-14-2009 at 11:52 PM (1855 Views)
I have had my eye on an old desk in the basement for quite some time. It occupied a corner that was ideal for the placement of a water storage drum I just purchased. The desk was thirty years old and had become a clutter magnet. I am not sure why, but when you start putting things down on something, the pile continually grows. It was not in the best of shape. I desperately wanted it gone. After all of that, I still had a hard time getting rid of it. It was not real wood so it had no salvage value. I think it is so hard to part with things because you think if you keep it you won't have to buy something to do what it will. I am a firm believer in re purposing and finding novel uses for things. I also know you will eventually fill up the space you have if you don't continually purge items. I work at doing exactly that. I did get rid of the old desk. When my wife saw what I had done,while she agreed with getting rid of the desk, she informed me the drum would work better elsewhere. Little did she know, my master plan is to put a second drum in that spot. Ah, the saga continues.