Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Cleaning......


And so it begins. What I have been putting everything off for is finally here. Spring. The weather has changed and it's now nice out and the sun is up until around 8ish. That means that IT is finally here.....Spring Cleaning. Yes, spring cleaning...or...the massive purge !

This year will be different. We won't just be dusting, straightening up etc, we will be streamlining ! the wife has already started and she did the front closet yesterday afternoon. We'll be putting three piles together; Sell, Donate, Junk. We'll be applying the 80/20 rule to everything. And when I say everything, i mean EVERYTHING ! (Side note, if there's anything you're looking for leave a comment...we may have just what you need).

What's the 80/20 rule you night ask ? It's a biz thang that can be applied to everyday...basically, in many cases 80% of your business will come from 20% of your customers...the same theory applies to your stuff. Possibly 80% of the time, you wear 20% of your clothes or shoes etc. So we're looking at our things and if I can't remember the last time i used it, it goes into one of the three piles. There is NO reason to accumulate stuff....our basement should NOT be full of endless boxes...(an example of some of my things i plan to get rid of, old textbooks....am I really going to go back and reread the chapter on Ricci Flow in my Differential Geometry textbook ?)

The end goal is a neater, cleaner place where everything in it gets used and has value.

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