About this Site

All my life I have had trouble letting go of things. Sometimes it was because I believed a certain item had great, future utility. (Usually it didn’t.) More often than not, however, it was because there was a significant memory attached to it.

Which is not to say I was necessarily sentimental about it – more that my mind has always, (for better or worse), held very deep, and easily accessed memories attached to every day things in my possession. As those things have aged, they have moved with me (in leiu of throwing away) because of those strong memories.

GettingRidofThis.com was created so I could tell the story of those items – or better, create a record of those items (likely just for me). Being able to tell the story of a particular thing makes it easier for me to get rid of it, having given it meaning, if for just one last time.