I’ve started going through all my junk, trying to sort out what to take with me to
, what to leave here and what to throw away. Just as I’d imagined, I don’t want to throw any of it away! My goodness! I have tons of things I really can’t take with me, but it’s so hard to leave them behind. Every little trinket, picture or even wrapping paper brings back so many memories. I do know, though, that I will have to go through a more thoroughly categorization process, because it’s not fair to my sister to leave things I’ll probably never use. California
The first stage of this process involved the easiest (or so I thought) stuff: the things that I collect compulsively without any purpose. Here’s a look of some of the few little somethings that I’ve found.
I've been keeping all the tags ever since I started buying my own clothes. I believe I'll be able to use them for decorative purposes, but I don't know ...
They come in different shapes.
Some bring extra things, such as buttons, wool, potpurri and even instructions on how to put on the piece of clothing.
And these are my favorite independent designers'.
Free magazines and fanzines
If you were a teenager in the 90s and happened to live in Buenos Aires, you probably heard about what, in my opinion, was the best and most ground breaking free magazine in the country: Superlab. I don't have all of them, but managed to get quite a few. They're awesome in terms of contents, graphic design, photography and packaging. When I look at publications such as Lula Mag today, I can't help thinking this is what Superlab used to do over ten years ago. Too bad their site is no longer available!
Another free magazine that I usually grab whenever I see it is Wipe. It's also fun to look at and it keeps you up to date with all the art exhibits and music shows in the city.
Whenever I'm in a clothing store, pub or art exhibit and see the free postcards stand, I can't help approaching it and taking the ones I like.
I occasionally use them to decorate my bedroom and as actual cards. I have a lot of them.
And when I say "a lot", I mean it.
I have postcards about films, film festivals and TV programs.
Postcards about music.
Some connected with art.
Others about my favorite pub.
Some more about bad habits.
And about clothing stores.
I have lots more stuck on my bedroom walls and journals. I'll definitely take these. They're small and light weight, the perfect souvenirs.
I should probably get rid of all these with my eyes closed, but how could I? =/
Am I a complete idiot for wanting to keep so much useless paper?
Do you collect useless stuff, too?