Gadgets Declutter and Other Bits and Bobs

Wow, this was a tough set of stuff to let go of.

Technology dates so quickly that most things become worth next to nothing after a while but it all costs a lot to buy. I did freecycle a laptop last year (no one needs two laptops, right?), which made me feel great as it was still a good machine even though it wouldn’t have sold for much.

I ummed and ahhed for a week over my iPod. I use my phone for everything and haven’t used the iPod for ages, but couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it in the end.

And I had another massive issue with a small second camera. After having it lying around on my desk for days I decided it could go, but then I had to go up into the loft to get the box (as I thought I’d sell it). I found the box, but when I came to box it all up I noticed that the cd was missing.

Now I know that you don’t need the cd – most machines recognise most cameras and card readers and slots make the software almost redundant – but the point is I HAVE the cd somewhere in the house. Most likely in the loft. I went back up in the loft and rummaged around for half an hour but just got more and more annoyed with all the baby stuff that’s taking up all the room (Boy 2 is almost 2 so there is effectively 2 years worth of saved stuff up there – aargh!).

In the end I shoved the whole of the camera, box and peripherals into a bag and labelled it for the loft with “missing cd”. Yup, I really am that OCD that I couldn’t sell it without finding the disk.

Soooooo….. to cut a long story short, today’s list of items out has been a hard one, but I’m glad it’s done!

  • 2 unopened ink cartridges
  • 1 sound effects cd
  • 1 programming course cd
  • 1 cd containing programming software
  • 1 touch-typing cd
  • 1 multi-cd case
  • 1 sim card and booklet
  • 2 metal frame stands
  • 1 old iPod dock
  • 1 hole punch
  • 1 stapler
  • 1 steel Waterman pen (I tried writing a letter with it the other day, but it’s too heavy)
  • 1 USB extension lead
  • 3 USB cables
  • 1 firewire cable
  • 1 spatula (broke the other evening while cooking)
  • 1 boob tube (almost new! I spilt a ton of tomato sauce on it and it’s never coming out)


I don’t feel this was a great success, but it’s all more stuff gone, so still heading in the right direction.

Total items out

21 items

Ongoing total

670 items!

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