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  • #184561

    lgmost
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    My new hobby saved me! =)

    But be careful for video game addiction, spending too much time on virtual world may be a problem too.

  • #183089

    lgmost
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    This shit just got real!

    @Rosa, thanks for sharing your experience, it is very encouraging and I am taking that to support my current thought of changing field. That is exactly why I am nervous. I deeply appreciate all of you giving me ideas and support.

  • #183081

    lgmost
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    This shit just got real!

    Thanks for your support djk, bandicoot. In fact, I’m confused about my career goal. My past working experiences were not totally related to my target job but I can learn a lot of practical skills. I think it is a challenging job, I was under great pressure. Therefore, if I change the field, I have no related working experiences and this makes me difficult to get into the new field. I wonder if I am doing the right thing or I should continue to learn the practical skills. I didn’t mention the details with my parents, I just don’t want them to worry.

  • #183016

    lgmost
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    This shit just got real!

    I’m sorry to hear that. I am also finding job. Since I don’t have much working experience, it is very hard to get a job. I am very depressed and have no confidence, I have sent out resume but no reply. Really want to cry….so sad~ I don’t want to add the financial burden to my parents. I feel guilty about that.

  • #182469

    lgmost
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    Recycle unused cell phones

    Although it is not environmental friendly, I keep all the cellphones currently. I guess if it goes to an unacceptable number, then I break them physically and recycle as raw materials. I think I will perform the same action to my hard disk, usb drive. As I can’t remember how much sensitive information stays in the storage.

    Even restored to default factory setting is not a secure format.

  • #181972

    lgmost
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    Governments advising citizens to leave Tokyo – what would you bring with you?

    1. Documents (birth certificate, id, passport, etc)
    2. Laptop, hard disks & cellphone
    3. 3 books, 2 accessories – sentimental stuff
    4. 2 pens & a notebook
    5. 5 packs of pocket tissue
    6. Clothes

  • #181874

    lgmost
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    a realisation

    I have the same feeling as you. I have tried to sell the goods online. The price of selling them online is much higher than selling to second hand shops, for example in second hand shops, they just give you some cents for a book or dvd, they always request for large quantity. However, I may sell 30%-40% of its original price online. But I hate replying email, waiting for confirmation, packaging, sometimes arranging meeting the buyer in somewhere and the most important is that I have to “keep” the “stuff” some time, usually several weeks or up to several months.

    As someone said before, the aim you buy the goods is not because you want to sell them. We are not rich but my mum also suggest me to sell the goods to second hand shops instead, if they do not want it, then recycle or donate immediately.

  • #181866

    lgmost
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    Going Digital… Your thoughts?

    Going Digital is great. But disk corruption or virus infection is a disaster to digital data loss. I have experienced both. Luckily, I have different types of media to backup my data, I can recover all the data finally. Since then, I don’t trust the computer too much.

    Besides that, if I have to put lots of effort(mainly in terms of time) to change the physical stuff into digital, unless it is very important or it occupies a lot of space that I can’t afford, otherwise I’ll leave it.

    As the stuff becomes “virtual”, it will accumulate unconsciously and become “mental stuff”, I have read some articles about information hoarding and they really scare me. I force myself not to have many harddisks to avoid being information hoarding.

    In fact, some of the data stored in the hard disk is not worth that much (as the price of the hard disk). I have deleted a lot of unused digital stuff. I guess for most important digital data, may be 50GB is quite enough for me.

    Also, if there are too much digital data, backup is quite time consuming. And I just don’t want to rely too much on computer, I don’t want to enjoy all things on the computer.

  • #181617

    lgmost
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    Hiding the TV?

    I love the design in Design Star show, Dan has used the mirror cupboard to hide the tv. I love it !!!

    The mirror is divided into two halves vertically and left half can rolled to the left and right half can rolled to the right

  • #180887

    lgmost
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    donating fabric

    I have raised a post for crafts,
    https://unclutterer.com/discuss/topic/does-anyone-love-handicrafts

    Some members (e.g jbeany, Laetitia in Australia, etc) have mentioned about how to deal fabric.

    Hope it helps you~

  • #180044

    lgmost
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    Kindle and other e-book owners, I'd like your opinions.

    happymonkey: ~yes you’re right, my personal information has left in many places already LOL.

    I seldom join membership or use credit card ><

  • #180042

    lgmost
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    Kindle and other e-book owners, I'd like your opinions.

    What I really concern is privacy problem, may be I just think too much. But I’m afraid that my spending / reading habit will be exposed.

    Although someone wouldn’t think those habits related to privacy, there is risk that some companies may analyze your habit for promotion. Promotion phone calls or emails are irritating.

    To extend the problem, if some companies work together for promotion events or one company buy another company, I’m not sure how would they deal with the personal information. After they collect your personal information, they can roughly describle who you are, you like eat what, how often you read, what kinds of books/ movies you like, etc.

    Normally, if I can afford, I buy books physically.

  • #179931

    lgmost
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    Legal terms on Music CD/ Movie VCD collection (enter a country)

    Thanks all for the information~

  • #179827

    lgmost
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    One more pic, very pretty wrapping.

    In Korea, it’s called “bojagi”.

  • #179792

    lgmost
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    Furoshiki is great !!! Want to share with all of you

    Thanks for the link^^

  • #179784

    lgmost
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    Things/areas where less is not more…

    knowledge, happiness, family members (they truly love you), less is less.

    I would like to express that sometimes I feel too little is not work for me. I think different people differ. When you have too few, you may have to “spend” another way, like when you need that good again, you have to spend your time to search and go shopping again, you may also have transportation cost etc.

    However, if those goods are in my home, I can enjoy any time (I don’t encourage hoarding as well as minimalism). Well, when I grow older, I don’t like shopping so much, quite time consuming.

  • #179554

    lgmost
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    Things you used to love, but now wish to declutter…

    As what I’ve said in my previous post about craft lover, I love craft so much. I kept a lot of craft materials. One craft can made of several materials. You never know which materials you need, so I just kept all, and saved some innovative things(e.g transparent small pen lid, plastic sheets). Besides, I have a lot of craft books (about 30-40).

    This month, after comparing the pros and cons for different types of crafts and my interest on them, I got rid of all the fabric and clay. In fact, I enjoy the process more. I didn’t feel any pain to get rid of the materials. However, for some of the tools, they are quite expensive and not easy to get from somewhere, I still keep them. Thanks to the buddies here, I was inspired, I should focus one or two crafts instead of all kinds.

    For craft books, I should say they are my collection. I cannot part with them. If space is limited finally, I would choose to part with all the other things instead of them. They have sentimental value to me. When I was young, I read the craft book if I was depressed. All the colorful pictures made me smile. They accompanied me to go through the tough time. I view them as supporters. I decided not to buy anymore unless I find a book which is better than the current collection, so I can replace it and get rid of one. When I bought the craft book, I had a strategy. For the same type of craft, I only allowed myself to buy 2-3. For the most or 2nd most favourite type, I could buy about 6-7. Each craft book must have a reason to buy, for example, I love a particular design of jewellery. It seems that it is quite wasteful for just buying one design for whole book, but it is quite unique from other books and I appreicate it so much, then I would buy it. I just don’t want to tear it off from a nice book. Am I weird ><

    BTW, does unclutter have the exact meaning as declutter or slightly difference?
    I think:
    Unclutter means organizing the things
    Declutter means simplifing the things

    Isn’t it?

  • #179336

    lgmost
    Member

    How does technology help you?

    I get rid of most paper. When I was a student, I often kept some of the notes from high school. Computers were rather expensive compared to the price recently, I shared the computer with my family. However, when I got into college, I could have one as the price lowered. All the notes were posted online, although I still printed out the notes for the lessons, I recycled it right after each semester and my room was not overwhelmed anymore. Usually, I wrote some notes during the lessons. I finally scanned the notebooks into my pc as someday I may use it. I don’t save any reference notes as it is pretty easy to find online.

    But these days, I have rethinking about the options to digitalize things into pc. In fact, it is really time consuming. I can use the time to do something else. I’m not trying to transfer all the stuff into pc because I don’t want to rely so much on the computers. Usually, I transfer “2nd priority” things into computers. I don’t save useless things. For “1st priority” things, I usally have hardcopy too, so that I can enjoy without a computer.

  • #178500

    lgmost
    Member

    Are LPs (not in mint condition) worth anything?

    I will see how much other sellers sell at to have a rough idea about the price, also see if there are many questions asked to know if there are people interested to the goods. Then judge for the condition of my goods and how fast I want to sell those things.

    If there are not many people interested or I want to get rid of them as fast as possible, I will definitely lower to an attractive price because the main aim is not making profit.

  • #178457

    lgmost
    Member

    How to organize a computer

    I remember I have read an article about saving files in a computer. It mentioned that saving a file had a cost. Don’t save all kinds of files in the harddisk. Think carefully before you save files. If there are too many files in the harddisk, sometimes you would forget where it is. For me, it is very true. Last few months, after inspired by that article, I started to clean my harddisk. It was a nightmare. I think the time used in decluttering the stuff in the computer may be even longer than the physical stuff. It has taken about several weeks. I think the problem is TOO MANY FILES in the computer. Currently, the cost of a harddisk is very cheap, so I don’t care much when I save a file, if I find an interest picture on the Internet, then I save it, gradually accumulate a lot of files. Although the files size may be small, it is quite messy if there are too many files.

    First, I deleted most unused files. I usually go to youtube to view the video instead of downloading to my computer. I don’t “SAVE” unless I think it is very useful and it may not be easy to find on the Internet again. But in fact, the probability is very low as google search is very powerful, I can get the information that I need rather easily.

    I recommend DELETE FILES more than trying to organize first. Because after limiting the number of files, it is pretty easy to organze them.

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