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Packing

Packing up your household can be a daunting task, especially if, like us, you have lived in one place for a while. Cr*p just keeps piling up and it looks like quite a challenge to wade through all of it. But to me, going through old picture and boxed I haven’t seen the inside of for the past few years, it’s quite the cathartic experience. And it does diminish the number of boxes you need to move into storage. Today, while going through my electronics stuff, I found and threw away (amonst other things):

  • two Windows XP installation guides (still in original wrapping)
  • the manual to the router I had about 5 years ago
  • a charger cable for my very first laptop (that I bought during my studies)
  • about 10 regular power cables for computers / monitors / etc – all long gone
  • a 24-pin printer cable, still in the original packaging

It’s amazing what went into these boxes, because “well, I might need that in the future…”

You never know when you might need just this one cable again. Just in case you try to use 20-year-out-of-date techniligy again...
You never know when you might need just this one cable… just in case you need to use 20-year-out-of-date technology again.
And especially important: bad documentation of software you have not used since the last decade.
And especially important: bad documentation of software you have not used since the previous decade.

I can only adivse anyone with a similar mindset to go through their boxes at least every 5 years. It will dramatically cut down on your storage space needs.

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One thought on “Packing

  1. Ze zeggen ook niet voor niets .. gooi dozen die in al die jaren niet open zijn geweest weg 📻🔌📼. Scheelt ook een hoop ruimte. Succes met inpakken. Liefs .. Karin

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