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December 14, 2010 / Justin Hamlin

Operation: Consolidation – Background

Originally inspired by stories such as Cult of Less and Joel Runyon’s Blog of Impossible Things, I needed to jump start some projects that have been kicking around in my head, and start to generate some momentum.  I needed to be someone who stopped talking about things, and just started doing them.  Without getting too crazy too quickly, I have started using a few tools such as Mint and Evernote to consolidate these ideas, generate to-do lists, and document my goals.

Two of my top goals for the near future are to be debt free (not counting house and car) and also to reduce all of the excess possessions that I carelessly hold on to for no apparent reason.  It is not out of necessity that I keep these items around, it is more due to laziness. Laziness to do anything about it.  So, with that in mind, I started the idea of Operation: Consolidation as my first goal.

Step 1 in Operation: Consolidation is to realize that I have been filling my life, and my home, with “stuff” and to do something about it.  This “stuff” amounts to nothing more than additional boxes in my attic, old childhood memories that I look at only when moving those boxes from one home to another.  With that firmly planted in the front of my mind, I have started to go through that attic full of boxes in order to filter through all of my “stuff” in an effort to consolidate what I want to keep, sell what I can, and donate the rest.

Step 2 in the plan comes here, in starting up a dedicated page and blog posts to my progress.  I will be listing out all of the items I have that fall under this umbrella, as well as a description of all of the items, links to their Craigslist/eBay postings, as well as reasoning for keeping certain items.

Now there are obviously a lot of smaller details mixed in there that I have not detailed, but I can assure you that I will be doing my best to ramp this up significantly in the next 2 weeks.

Also, coming soon (as in today) please check out the links on the top of the page, I will be posting a whole new section/page for this endeavor.



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  1. Mr. Alonso / Dec 20 2010 4:14 pm

    This is going to change your life. The less you have to worry about, the less you will worry. I hope it all works out.

    • Justin Hamlin / Dec 20 2010 4:16 pm

      That is the goal. I am starting, hoping to set a good trend and example for my wife to get on board. I definitely agree that this will change our lives, for the better.

      Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you around, I have some good stuff coming up in the next few weeks.

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