Bulk Waste

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2007-05-01) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

I have several weeks off before I have to go back to work full time on the next season of our TV show, so I’m using some of that to finally get my home office and screening room organized. All the books are now labeled with Dewey Decimal Classification numbers, which was probably a bit more of a time suck than it needed to be (took 6 days), but it helped get me out of laying about and back into being excited about organizing.

Currently, I’m going through almost 2 decades of periodicals that I’ve kept in the mistaken assumption that I’d eventually have time to read them. Running through the table of contents and ripping out an article or two if it looks like it’s still something useful is keeping me sane (instead of panicking that I might be throwing something useful away), while still letting me toss the bulk of the paper, and reducing my possible reading list to a small plastic bin.