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Cleaning out the Garage, Part 1



Got a haircut early this morning. While Suzette, the hair person, got some hot chocolate I glanced at a magazine on her table. Headline: "De-Junk...."

Did what any good, American, pack-ratting, garage-full-of-boxes-from-a-dozen-moves person would do.

Didn't read it.

Later, here, now, perusing the Internet, headline on "Engulfed in Clutter, Hoarders Keep Heaping It On...."

Given that clearing the garage is an absolute must-happen over the next few days, I did the only right thing to do:

Clipped the article and kept it.