Where does it all come from??? How can I make it stop????
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!If you'd like to be part of the Itzl Alert Network, please leave a comment asking to join, or send us a message asking to join. We'd love to have you. The bigger our network, the less likely someone will be stranded all alone.We have split up the publishing duties, but we welcome everyone in IAN to do daily diaries for the group! Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!Monday: BadKitties
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Frigid weather means being stuck in the house more than usual this winter. One of the ways I while away the winter is to re-organize the rooms in the house; get rid of the accumulation of things that have entered but not been noticed for weeks. Sometimes it is materials for a new project, sometimes there are fossils that partner finds in the driveway. I don't have a "rock drawer"! I can't throw out his fossil, but I don't want to display it or store it! Now it becomes clutter!
My favorite way to make clutter disappear is to take it to the attic or basement or garage, and put it with other things that are similar. Sometime I can toss things, or give them to a charity. Always, in the back of my mind I am chanting "Edit! Edit!" but I am truly a child of my parents; both were born in 1928 and raised during the Great Depression. They saved and reused everything. Like being trained by Dr. Spock's methods, and being required to eat everything on the plate, it is nearly impossible for me to throw away something which may be of use down the line.
So I ask you, what is your favorite way to manage clutter?