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  1. Episode 041 — Belafonte and Spring Cleaning — Nerds on Draft

    Jeff and Gabe talk about how important it is to revisit your messes on a yearly basis.

    Is it a good idea to hang onto boxes of books in your attic for years and never open them?

    Do we really need to keep the tour postcard for R.E.M.’s Reckoning Tour from the early 80’s?

    This is a seriously weird look into the minds of the hosts, as evidenced in Gabe’s show notes listed below (Jeff scribbled his into a Field Notes and are illegible).

    The hosts somehow manage to do all of this talking while sipping a superb Belafonte by Night Shift Brewing.

    Belafonte by Night Shift Brewing

    Brewery BeerAdvocate

    Gabe’s Show Notes for "The Big Spring Clean-out"

    https://www.mindmeister.com/maps/show/542788250

    If you don’t use it do you need it?

    There’s a real sense of loss to disposal

    What if I need it?

    Amazon

    What’s that space worth?

    How much is inconvenience worth?

    More stuff means it’s harder to find anything

    Some things are worth keeping. Most are not

    General purpose tools are good

    "It’s worth money"

    Not in your attic

    Merlin Mann

    Do you treat it like it’s worth money?

    If it’s not worth your time, how much is it worth?

    Boxes from previous moves

    Guess I didn’t really need that stuff

    Resources

    Get a dumpster

    Expensive

    Short duration

    So great to just get rid of junk

    Task Rabbit for help https://support.taskrabbit.com/

    Donation pick ups

    I always say I’ll sell it on ebay but I hate ebay

    Why Spring?

    Some crap about "renewal"

    Because it’s hard to work outside with 8’ of snow

    Office

    Old manuals

    BOOKS!

    Software

    Computer boxes

    iPhones

    Laptops

    Monitors

    I store them for resell and repair

    Rarely NEED them

    Computer

    Getting off of my Dropbox dependency

    The Documents folder is evil

    The Downloads folder is where demons live

    Use Daisy Disk

    iTunes

    Get the media off of your Mac

    Makes apps like Alfred and LaunchBar better

    Limit searching to stuff that’s relevant

    Stuff like DEVONthink is great

    If you use Evernote, consider how well search works with all of that stuff

    Garage

    The Beast

    I have an attic in my garage. That’s bad.

    Old paint cans are hard

    Krudd Kutter solidifier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqPKRyxnDAM

    Our disposal center is open 8 days A YEAR

    Garden tools

    Did you use them?

    Are they fully functional

    Dull shears

    Will you sharpen them?

    Broken shovels

    Closets

    Aspirational clothes

    Take the money you save by not eating and buy new clothes

    Shoes

    I only need 3-4 pair

    Dress

    gym shoes

    Snow

    grarden

    Sandals

    Kitchen

    How many colanders does a family really need

    Recycle that plastic wear that looks like a fusion reaction was run in it.

    Freezers are a pain

    Very hard to track

    Sharpie rubs off eventually

    Write INSIDE of bag

    Most things over

    a year old are going to taste it

    Brewing supplies

    Kid’s dishes

    How many coffee cups have you ever used at once?

    Come to terms with the "I just don’t want to wash dishes" syndrome

    Attics and Basements

    The Dream Catcher of our lives

    Out of sight out of mind

    It’s a good training ground for getting rid of crap

    Put it in the attic

    If it’s still there next fall then get rid of it

    That’s 15 months of not using it

    It’s not seasonal

    Kid’s toys

    I’m a terrible person

    Many bags of toys have been donated via our attic

    http://www.nerdsondraft.com/podcast/2015/7/7/episode-041-beer-and-topic

    —Huffduffed by jwn