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It's never really struck me before but I must have about 400 novels and loads of DVDs and millions of CDs....
taking them all to uni. you're going to have to move those fuckers at least twice a year, if not even more. Stick the cds onto your computer and only take the novels you think you are actually going to read. ie - probably none of them.
trust me on this one. you'll thank me when you're moving out again.
so only take the ones that you want to display on your shelf. You can impress a girl with 20 novels as much as with 400. By the time she's read all the titles she'll either be too bored/tired to fuck you or she'll have decided she just wants to be friends.
If you MUST take your cds, take them out of their cases and put them into wallets.
You can buy books in secondhand bookshops for £2-3; easily disposable, no need to take all of your books.
but no way are my cds going in wallets! surefire way to scratch them.
I'd take them even if it meant a hell of a lot of unneccesary hassle if it were me.
I'm a lot happier now i'm not. possesions are irritating. It infuriates me how much stuff I own. I'm SO glad I no longer feel the need to own a cd of every album i like.
doesn't help me shift the 2000 i've got in boxes at home though....
much stuff to uni...cds, books, videos (yup no one had dvds), tapes even, musical instruments and then i only went and did a photography degree which mmeans paper, cameras, other equipment, sketchbooks...take nothing except socks and pants for a week and your computer....and try and limit yourself to 40 cds....just be thankful you haven't suddenly moved abroad!
i'm only taking stuff vital for my course, a couple of unread things, some poetry and art stuff and some reference works
i can't fit my CDs onto my computer, but I really can't decide which ones to take, so I am using a whatever will fit in a set number of boxes policy. i hate having so many possessions.
you won't have time to read non-course books. If you're like me you only listen to cds you've bought in the last six months anyway.
i get sudden cravings when doing normal things and have to write them down to satiate them. it's so awful.
i hope i can fit everything in my room :S i'm sure i'll be able to...
you'll wish you had more space for all your new friends to sit down. trust me. after a term if there's anything you've realised you can't live without you'll be able to get it at christmas.
Well, keep us posted.
I need very little of my possessions.
Car Boot Sale?
but all the books may not be such a good idea, shifting books is a nightmare. You could take some and if you get bored of these take them home in the holidays and change them. Saves piles of books all over the show.
"he who has much will be embarrissed"
it feels wasteful I guess. I'm pretty fickle. I don't own a lot, I only monitor CD intake, I try to sell them a lot.
Then I went to Finland for a year and realised I couldn't take everything I owned and survived very well without cds, books, photos and various other pieces of rubbish. I am now free of reliance on possessions.
the good ones. Pure lazy friendship material.
I've taken about half of it a few hundred metres down the road to my new house this afternoon. On my own.
I feel like Hercules. I think I've found my calling - Britain's first foot-borne removal man. Does anyone want me to carry them on my back for ages and ages? I'll do it even if you don't.
(to impress my fellow film production students), but I don't think I have that much.
Just had my induction week and now I'm suffering from some mild anxiety attacks, which is supposed to be reasonably common.
soon it will pass and you will love it.
I've spent my day helping people move into my building, one lad has brought a large armchair.