Category: True Confessions

Transforming Our Stuff

When my father died going through his personal affairs was a huge process.  Not only was there a lot of stuff, but it all reminded me of him.  I often felt cranky and upset.  We packed up some of his favorite…

Playing for Keeps

A lot of people tell me they have problems getting rid of things for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes it’s too overwhelming to find a starting point.  Naturally items to which we are strongly attached emotionally will pose more of…

Nature Hates a Void

A short time ago I was tidying up some things in my bathroom for a party I was hosting.  I decided to remove some things from one of the open shelves to make sure nothing got accidentally bumped off by my…

Making Space

When I selected “The Deletist” to be the name of my blog, I had a minor concern that people might think I was all about destruction.  However the message of The Deletist is not about destroying things, but rather emphasizes…

Technology Transitions

After my unanticipated dunk in the lake with my smartphone (available here), the rice did not work as well as I had originally thought.  Thankfully all the data was restored and accessible, but the camera never worked again.  Selecting the camera…