To keep, or not to keep, that is the question
Is your room overflowing with useless trinkets, making it difficult to stay organised? Are you constantly thinking about clearing out your living space so you have a neat room that brings tears of joy to your mother's eyes?
As a fellow hoarder, I understand, and I'm here to guide you through the process of clearing junk that you cannot seem to toss out.
Do something about the fabric of space
You've worn that T-shirt you bought at a comic con too often for it to serve any purpose as a memento. All the clothes you're keeping around for DIY projects are better off being donated, because you have enough fabric to start industrially producing scrunchies.
Then again, you did make some great memories with your friends the day you bought that T-shirt. The scrunchie business isn't a bad idea either, just in case your academics go south.
Rethink how you store your stuff
I know being a 90s kid or an early 00s kid is the centrepiece to many personalities, but you really don't need those floppy disks and cassettes. The Blu-Ray copies of Disney films have more scratches on them than a cat owner, so what's the point in saving them?
Well, you can't forget the possibility of regretting this decision upon finding someone with a collection of old school storage mediums. Throwing away old mixtapes thinking cassettes are useless may be a mistake, because Bob Dylan just doesn't sound the same on Spotify.
Try to contain yourself
The serum bottles that cost you a fortune are almost too cute to throw out. The little vials of cosmetics also seem like good storage for trifles you do not own yet. However, will they fit into the matryoshka doll of containers you already have? If not, consider getting rid of them.
It is a great idea, in fact, until you need to go on a trip and realise that the container would have been the perfect size for you to carry some shampoo.
Comics and illustrated storybooks? Really?
Think about it, are you ever going to read them again? Even if you do, it is highly unlikely they are going to give you the same kick they did when you were young.
Keeping them is a waste of space. You are much better off giving them all to me.
Steampunk aesthetic is cool, but…
It's time to accept that the ancient phone you have switched out for a new one has passed on. So, unless it is a Nokia 3310 that can double as a hammer, I suggest bidding it adieu. If you have kept broken devices with the intention of deconstructing them someday, it is highly unlikely that your ventures will go further than taking out the ball of your mechanical mouse.
If you are understandably frustrated at the unhelpful nature of this guide, I would like to remind you that I too, am a hoarder for good reason.
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