A question for non-hoarders please
I've been sorting through stuff and reevaluating my relationship to things this year. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff. Right now I'm going through a lot of old nursing training handouts, powerpoints and stuff from the last decade, some old stuff from school, other training I've had or continuing education. Some of it is obviously recycling, some is still good information.
I think I'm going to slowly read through the stuff that I've forgotten as a refresher for the next month or so, then probably ditch most of it. Perhaps certain information will point me towards things I absolutely should know and am rusty with now.
So it made me wonder about how much stuff other people keep.
-What do you keep?
-How do you keep yourselves current on information you don't use very often in your practice?
-Do you even bother?
-Are there other areas of nursing you're interested with and don't practice, but maybe like to keep more current?
Quote from CalicoKitty
I keep piles of crap. Many old textbooks. I have textbooks from the 90s. Do I ever look at them? No. I use Dr. Google. I have gotten rid of the printouts for many classes.. I'm generally too lazy to declutter. I have a 5ish bedroom house with just my husband. So, plenty of room for me to store my junk..
If you plan to leave your house to someone, do them a favor and clean it out as much as possible.
I am in the process of doing the same. It has taken almost 2 decades to get started. There were things from my parents, grandparents, siblings, and my kids. It is slow and pretty painful, dusty, and bittersweet, but it is finally happening.
I just want to make it as easy as possible when my kids eventually have to deal with the house.
Besides, I have found money, a savings bond, and some newspaper clippings from 1935, along with Big Papa's pay stubs and rent receipts. He earned about $50 per week (with OT) and paid $1300 rent for a year.
Just my 2 cents.
Last edit by Kooky Korky on Nov 25