• Twelve years to sort six boxes. To bin, or not to bin - that is the question | Emma Brockes

    3 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Ticket stubs, newspaper cuttings and letters from my mother's old employer. But what is treasure and what is trash? I moved into my present apartment seven years ago, and my six crates of papers moved with me - directly from one closet, where they had squatted undisturbed for five years, to another, where the same fate awaited. For almost two decades, these things have followed me around, and I've never had the slightest inclination to go through them. Then last week, in a fit of January decluttering fervour , I decided to reclaim my closet. Everything came out into the living room, where...
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