De-cluttering

2010-11-05

in Daily updates, Ottawa, Toronto

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.

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Milan December 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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.

Matt December 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm

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.

Milan December 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I never read anything that I expect will be a throwaway book. I have way more than enough substantive stuff to keep me busy.

Still, I agree that there are many appealing things about the Kindle.

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