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Sandi Shilhanek | Why Can’t I Dejunk My TBR Pile?

September 20, 2009

Sandi ShilhanekThis weekend the weather has finally cooled in my neck of the woods. It’s the first day in a little over a week without rain, and why I did have an appointment on Saturday afternoon I really had nothing planned. I decided it was a good time to get a start on cleaning and dejunking my home, so that my husband could begin his annual decorating for Halloween.

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In this vein I was able to make several bags of garbage, and to sort my dresser and make not one, but three bags of clothing I haven’t worn in forever for the charity coming next week. I also managed to guilt my husband into making two bags of various items from his stash of treasures. When my youngest came home from bowling I attempted to guilt him into sorting and dejunking as well, but thus far little success there, and my oldest is hopeless, but he wasn’t home this weekend to guilt.

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One Comment

  • maryannelanders September 20, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Thank you for your post, Sandi.

    I've got whole boxes of books accumulated through the years—mostly remainders and books from yard sales, rummage sales, library sales, and second-hand stores. In almost each case I read a few chapters and couldn't get into it. Only about one-tenth are in the box of books I intend to trade or give away.

    And I'm loathe to part with those. I keep wondering if someday my tastes will change and I'll want to read them.

    I should know better. The best course is to sell or give them away so that readers who want to read them can do so and enjoy them.

    —Mary Anne Landers