Welcome to the Purge.

I swear I named the damn thing before I read about the film. Made sure to forward the title to my brother after that, he’s into that kind of thing.

On screen.

My version here’s a bit more peaceful. I’m just going to be doing a massive clear-out of my earthly possessions.

I live in a big flat that has once been very beautiful. It’s a lot for one person to upkeep, so the beauty part has subsided some time ago. The organisation and clean part stayed with me until about last year, though. Ever since then it all went downhill.

I’m a neat freak, and I strive in clean organised spaces. Haven’t had one in a while, and finally I realised why — I’ve just been moving piles of clutter from one place to another. Clutter cannot really be cleaned, or kept neat. It has to go.

Originally I thought of maybe having a bit of a sale of the stuff on some local version of craigslist, but the further it goes, the more overwhelmed I become. So no selling. Just donating, passing it on to anyone who needs anything, and taking it to the trash.

Technically I already started doing this when my brother was home. Then I took a long break, and I swear the stuff just multiplies on its own volition. It’s like we haven’t done one bit.

I tried coming up with a couple of categories for things. It didn’t really work (you can’t categorise clutter either), but here we go:

  • Beauty – make-up, nail polish, skin care, hair care;
  • Wardrobe – clothes, shoes, accessories;
  • Paper – notebooks, old bills, postcards, magazines, books (sob);
  • Kitchen – appliances, cutlery, foods, jars;
  • Homeware – general appliances (like TVs), furniture, carpets, bed linen, towels;
  • Miscellaneous – knick-knacks, memorabilia, everything else.

Books is probably going to be the hardest. I’m already crying on the inside.