Got stuff? Stuff that you’re not sure you’re ready to part with? If you’re on the fence and it’s taking you too long to make a decision to keep or not keep, pack up your stuff in a box. Then, get your Sharpie (pick your favorite color or a bright one) and write on the outside of the box:
- General contents (Boys 4T Clothing, Law School Books, Art Work)
- Date to Donate (or recycle or shred or trash)
Pick a realistic date. If the date rolls around and you still have not unpacked the box or used the contents, then it’s time to say goodbye. This is also a good system to use if certain documents expire upon a particular date. That way, you know when it’s time to free up some much needed space.