Author Archives: planboy

Some good motivation for your own RID project.

Great points made in this simple blog post I found online… “Clutter is expensive: An average of ten dollars per square foot to store items in your house Almost ten percent of American households rent storage units, spending more than $1,000.00 … Continue reading

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In case you’re thinking of starting your own RID project, this person has advice for getting motivated.

I love this quote…”People like myself live in the their memory’s clutter for years upon years and become numb to the drag it adds to their life. It slows you down, cramps you up. It makes it hard to move … Continue reading

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I put 20 books on the “to be RIDded” pile today.

Seems old habits die hard? Books…oh, books. I guess if there’s one category I give myself permission to overdo it in, it’s reading. Time to get serious again…

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A digital RID?

So, lately I’ve been thinking about my use of social media – and the fact that it doesn’t seem like it’s holding up its end of the bargain on the “social” front. I’ve steadily watched my use of Facebook decline … Continue reading

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A handful of people sent me this article this weekend. So, I thought I’d post.

A treatise about too much stuff. The points this person makes mirror my project….almost exactly. Money Quote: “My success and the things it bought quickly changed from novel to normal. Soon I was numb to it all. The new Nokia … Continue reading

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Thinking about stuff (we eat.)

A GREAT collection of images of what 200 calories look like – in different foods. Available online. Find more here.  

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Serendipity…

You know, in the middle of the RID project, I found myself wondering…why can’t I just BORROW some of these items from my friends/neighbors rather than owning them? Well, of course the reason is…who knows who owns what, and would … Continue reading

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