Tag Archives: collecting

reader question – what to do with photographs?

This actually is a question from a recent presentation I gave to a seniors group, women and men in their 70s and 80s. What distinguishes these folks is that they have lots of printed photos, which present a set of … Continue reading

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reader question – safe storage for memorabilia

Just in time for National Preservation Month, a reader asked how to manage paperwork related to her genealogy hobby. Family-history projects generate a large amount of paperwork, some of which is original and needs to be treated carefully. Photocopies of … Continue reading

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product review – li’l davinci art cabinet

School is out and you’ve vowed that this summer you’re finally going to go through all those masterpieces your kids have brought home from school. While you may feel that you can’t part with any of their artwork, choose the … Continue reading

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what are you collecting?

I think I’ve developed an early case of spring fever. I’m in a clearing-out-the-spaces, let-the-sun-shine-in mood. When I get this way, I have to face all the stuff I’ve been holding on to and evaluate whether it’s earning its keep. … Continue reading

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buy nothing day

The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. is Buy Nothing Day, promoted by adbusters. With sales starting on Thanksgiving, not to mention the Black Friday frenzy, we lose perspective on the holiday. Instead of imagining the great bargain you’ll bag … Continue reading

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more about hoarding

I received so much feedback about my book review of Stuff that I wanted to share more resources about hoarding. Jaime Darkwood writes about what it’s like to live with someone who has hoarding tendencies and how to keep the … Continue reading

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product review – Container Store Annual boxes

When people ask about storing items, I usually suggest containers that you can see through. While I recommend using labels, it’s easy to see exactly what’s in each bin when they’re clear plastic. And though I pride myself on not … Continue reading

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