During the next eight months, I will be moving twice. First, to the Beaver Barracks, in Ottawa. Then, to Toronto.

When I went to Oxford, I brought only a suitcase and a suit bag with me. When I returned, I had those plus two big cardboard boxes I mailed. I anticipate the move to Toronto involving a bit more baggage, but not enormously more. As such, between now and July, I will be selling or giving away most of my bulky possessions.

If you are in need to low-quality furniture, you might want to consider dropping me a line. I will need most of it for a few months yet, but it is never too early to express your interest in something. My free stuff listing is also likely to pick up new items in the next while.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

3 thoughts on “De-cluttering”

  1. I am not in the middle of packing for the first move. It’s a bad sign that I have used up all my cardboard boxes just packing my non-fiction books.

    While I am not a fan of e-books generally, a Kindle library would be an advantage in this situation.

  2. My sister and I bought an Kindle 3 wifi for my mom for Christmas (and I realize that your mom has a Kindle as well). I’ve used it a bit now myself and am seriously contemplating getting myself one.

    They’re getting very affordable, $139 is hardly going to break the bank. They are very nice to read on, as well. Preferable to a paperback book feel-wise, in my view. Even if there are certain texts you would like to have on paper, they are still good for read once, throw away fiction. With all the free old titles from Project Gutenberg, there’s a lot of content out there you don’t even have to pay for. I emphatically recommend them.

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