I’m a fan of not having a lot of stuff. Perhaps it’s a trait I picked up from the nomadic ways of my childhood in foster care days. Even so, I find every now and then that quite a few “useful” things have creeped into my home. As evidenced by my undertaking of the “Minimalist Challenge” a while back. Lately I’ve seen so many people reading or carrying around this book. Have you read it? Did you like it? And have you gotten on board with the whole “capsule” wardrobe thing? Anyway, this whole decluttering/minimalist thing seems to be having its heyday right now.
Today I opened up Stickies on my Mac so I could use a sticky note as a clip board for some links I needed to update for a client. I hadn’t used Stickies in years so ohohoho behold the time capsule that is my notes from a certain era of my life. I seemed to use it mostly for trip itineraries: NYC, UK, Philadelphia, Atlanta…so fun to stroll down those memory lanes. Then there were some stickies for work projects from job I HATED. Felt so good to delete those ones. And omigosh a huge long note listing out every text message spanning a six month relationship I was in. Wowie. So weird that I transcribed them but also so hilarious and such a reminder of who I was then. Also? Some people are just hilarious texters.
Anyway, it got me thinking about digital packrattery. Sure, my home isn’t filled to the gills with a bunch of crud. But my computer? Hooboy. How about you? Are you also a digital packrat?