Target areas of The Great Purge:1) Wardrobe
a. Forgotten items
b. Ugly items
c. Ill-fitting items
d. Too much of the same thing items
i. New strategy: Make an itemized list of the clothing in my wardrobe (ie. 8 button-up shirts, ect.) and set upper limits as to what is reasonable. Beyond that limit, an old item has to be removed before a new item can be added.
a. Unlabeled, clearly old frozen leftovers
b. Anything freezer burnt
i. New strategy: label things as they go into the freezer. Keep a running list on the freezer door to reduce waste.
a. Sentimental value collections
i. New strategy: keep my favourite to represent the collection, get rid of the rest.
ii. Do not start any new collections under any circumstances unless the collectibles also serve a practical purpose.
i. New strategy: Sell or donate any textbook not used in the last two years.
b. Reading books
i. New strategy: Try to borrow books from the library as much as possible. Be honest with myself about the likelihood of rereading a book. Give away books I am unlikely to read again.