Learned this new word- Purging!!!!! and I have to say, I'm SO excited!!!!!!!! I swear I had never heard the English word before... When I did an interview representing the Gallery Stand Outs blog at the DigiScrap Geek Pod Cast, I was introduced to the marvelous ladies at Get It Scrapped (an educational scrapping site, in case you don't know it) I was surprised to see that I had actually a profile there! It was from when Laura was invited to one of their live chats/crops I think it was last year... anyway, I had a look at the classes and found their forums, so reading (slow as I do) found out about Sketchbook Pro for Mac which I want to download, (it turns out we have it in the tablet) I also introduced a new word in my English vocabulary: purging/purge- and with a bit of a push from what I read, I started what I should have done a long time ago- Started with 310. 37 GB of space in one of my External Hard Drives (I have 2) I had already made some moving around last year, without deleting much apart from ancient flat flowers or tags from freebies that I was 100% sure I would never use, put lots of old kits in different folders and moved to the EHD that had the most space, so I went to get started with the oldest stuff- I have to admit LOVED lots of what I found, all those kits from where I first started buying,this would be probably in 2008 & 2009, designers were giving spectacular freebies and I started buying from them as they were so generous... I found stuff I still would use these days and made me feel like I need a holiday of my CTs so I can use all those!!!! Then there were lots of kits from my first proper scrapping home (as I started in 2006/7 on online programs where all the kits were within the programs before I moved to the industry as we know it) stuff and some other sites that don't exist anymore- Got rid of a LOT of freebies, kept the very very first ones as I got all sentimental.....what I did was, in the other EHD, I made a folder called Clean Ups, then sub folders into fasteners, ribbons, papers, flowers, leaves and so on- so if there was just a couple of elements I knew I would use, I moved those and trashed the rest of the kit... of course I kept some kits in full, but I am not even gone through half of what I have and....oh gosh look at this numbers: I started around lunch time with 310.37 GB of space with some interruptions to eat some other long stories... at 19:10 after emptying my trash/bin: 316.02 GB of space!!!!!!!!! in other words I gained 6 Gigs, which, for a hoarder like me, is a HUGE achievement!!!!! I don't think I would have done so if I didn't come across the posts of the ladies at GIS, so I have thanked them, but thought I share here as it may encourage someone too Still have a LOT more to go through, and funnily enough, this was the first time I was able to focus into something without feeling the anxiety or slipping into "I wanna go to sleep and wake up when Sarita is 25" mood.... so, I maybe more social , lets pray it lasts (my good mood) so, I dare some of you hoarders like me (I know quiet a few here! LOL .... should we do some clean ups? what do you like the most that you keep? I have to add I haven't gotten anywhere near to my Lilypad kits, I'm talking about 2009 & 10, I only started buying here in 2011... but I realized that I have an un-measurable love for stutches and fasteners in general, and have no problem whatsoever on getting rid of papers that aren't kraft or cardboard like so all my solids from the kits I went through apart from 16 were all deleted.... have you got a system? do you clean up often? I haven't even gone through the first year and I already feel so great!!! -that and lemon cheesecake, two for £2, and some Ice cream van cones !!!