For those of you who don’t know, I moved to Brooklyn, New York last January.
And, you may have heard, we got walloped by a hurricane here. I was lucky – we never lost power or even cable. I watched the events, like many of you, through the news media (and somewhat through my window which overlooks Manhattan.)
But…on a day shortly after the storm hit, I went with a couple of friends to do some cleanup in Redhook, an area of Brooklyn that has been particularly hard hit. It was tragic, and sad, … as we helped a resident clean his basement out — which had been stacked with memories, knickknacks, and items that just didn’t have a place in his day to day life.
It was a bit of a reminder for me of the importance of the RID project – another reason to get rid of the items we don’t need anymore. Because it will allow you to keep the items which do matter…closer to you.
Here’s hoping we don’t need to RID too often from climate change.