“Where words fail, music speaks.”
Wonderfully wise words.
From Hans Christian Anderson.
But music CANNOT speak to us.
IF we never listen to it.
Because it’s stuck on scratched CDs or Vinyl.
Or broken tapes.
OR if we have nothing on which we can play.
All those old CDs and tapes and vinyl.
Because everything now is digital.
And THEN there’s the thing.
That different music speaks to us at different times.
Of our lives.
Some of the music of our youth.
Just can NOT reach us as we get older.
So today we’re going to let go of broken music, music we cannot play and the music that no longer has anything to say to us …
Just 10 Things – CDs, Tapes & Vinyl
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on the music you can no longer enjoy in this format
- Open our eyes to all that music we never listen to
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for …
- Still sealed
- What was I thinking?
- Who’s IS this?
- Can live without
- Will never listen again
- Never liked much
- Poor recording
- I could borrow it
Let go of anything you can quickly.
It’s surprising how much space it takes.
Your local charity shop may accept old recordings.
And some recycling centres have places to drop off CDs.
IF you’ve got time on your hands.
You can also sell music collections especially vinyl pretty easily.
Try googling for e.g. “vinyl records wanted” or “sell old music cds” for local bulk buyers.
BUT – big BUT – don’t let making money become another barrier to letting go.
Stick to a time box.
Don’t spend more than that time box on it.
AND if it’s not sold within e.g. a fortnight let it go.