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March 20, 2009

Cleaning Up The Mess

I finally got the time in my hand to clean up my cabinet which looked more like a junkyard than a cabinet to keep my things.

As I got into organizing it better, it came to my notice that I hardly use any of the items, books that I have still with me.

I still have those Taxation handouts that I got from the classes during my final year in college. Hoping that it might help in understanding paying taxes, which I pay now.

Got one of the corners filled up with computer programming books which I hardly touched. I have no expertise in programming but if MS office is giving you a trouble, then do let me know especially advanced MS Word, I can teach a thing or two. The capabilities of these applications are amazing.

I also happen to have a collection of dairies that my Dad used to get which I keep with the books that I have. One of them being "Oliver Twist" that I got from the school library. I have tried reading it so many times, but the language just kills the joy for reading for me. Apparently the writing was in ancient Queen English (Shakespeare, my guess).

I have a bundle of newspapers articles regarding finance and interiors which would be helpful when dealing with finances. They have good articles in it. I hardly ever take them out.

This happens to be my natural coconut shaped piggy bank. I have a thing of collecting unusual items which catches my fancy and this happens to be one of them. One day while breaking a coconut Amma found this inside. I decided to keep it and make a better use of it. A piggy bank that I have hardly ever used.

This happens to be a first page of a newspaper published at the time of independence and reprinted when India completed 50 years of independence. I found it good enough to keep it with me.

I don't throw anything even if it becomes useless, I keep them with me hoping to make something out of them. I have everything from wood to the card boards even the plastics that you find when you buy new clothes. The only problem is that I don't find the time to make something out of this.

The funny thing is when I was done with cleaning up my cabinet, it looked the same as it was earlier.

2 comments:

Winnie the poohi said...

LOL! you are like my mom! She used to keep every scrap of cloth and wool and cardboard etc etc.. and cleaning with her wud be a veritable treasure hunt and she never had time to do things that she planned :D

Yogesh said...

@ Winnie

Found a daughter that I never had :D

Yup, in these urban jungle these little treasure do bring back lot of forgotten memories.

Now, does that not sound good?