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
Gabe's Show Notes for "The Big Spring Clean-out"
If you don't use it do you need it?
There's a real sense of loss to disposal
What if I need it?
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
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
Get a dumpster
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
Some crap about "renewal"
Because it's hard to work outside with 8' of snow
I store them for resell and repair
Rarely NEED them
Getting off of my Dropbox dependency
The Documents folder is evil
The Downloads folder is where demons live
Use Daisy Disk
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
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
Did you use them?
Are they fully functional
Will you sharpen them?
Take the money you save by not eating and buy new clothes
I only need 3-4 pair
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
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
I'm a terrible person
Many bags of toys have been donated via our attic