Step Into Our Essay

September 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm 2 comments


We both recently tossed many of our academic (paper) essays – essays we’d been keeping since graduation 2003. We scanned and electronically filed a few worthy copies and recycled the rest.

We were holding on for the same reasons our customer’s hold on. Marked essays are tokens of accomplishment; especially those adorned with a big A+ and complimentary commentary. And oftentimes marked essays are the closest one will ever come to having another soul read their work (even work whipped up at the crack of dawn after a night of partying).   

There’s also the intention to revisit our work (like text books) for reference. Along with our essays, we kept the many incoherent scribbled “notes” we’d taken during lectures and tutorials (notes we barely looked at while in school let alone a decade later).


Carve out the time. Most of our customers have been keeping piles of academic work, along with text books and notes, in a pile in their basements (and parent’s basements).


Organize the work worth keeping in paper folders. Or scan and store electronically.

Cheryl purchased these neat vintage library desk drawers to file in style.


Sell the textbooks (the sooner the better as the editions are updated every two to three years).

They may look great on the shelf ...

And finally let go of the past. Trust all the academic material you’ll ever need is available through that cute librarian Matt with the adorable dimples and the Triple Nine Society membership.


Entry filed under: Decluttering, Editing, Home Office Organization, Office Organization, Resources, Storage Solutions, Uncategorized, Virtual Clutter. Tags: , , .

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Annie  |  September 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Thanks so much for this. I just threw away a pile of trophies and Girl Guide badges I’d kept but hadn’t looked at for decades. I don’t feel one pang of guilt. Thanks for the permission!

  • 2. Edit My Closet  |  September 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

    We’re so happy to hear it!


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