SL for Nowt

Living a digital life with empty pockets

Inventory-sorting quickie: The 10-fling boogie (do this daily!)

Stop scrunching up your nose and whining, “Mar’s nagging meeeee again!” :p

The very-popular (and super-scarily-organised) de-cluttering/house cleaning site Flylady.net has lots of suggestions, and one of them can easily be applied to your SL inventory: the Fling Boogie. Flylady’s Fling Boogie suggests 27 items, but I’m going to suggest ten, or five, or even anything. Here’s what Flylady has to say about it:

What is a 27 Fling Boogie?

This is a tool to help you declutter your home. Do this assignment as fast as you can. Take a garbage bag and walk through your home and throw away 27 items. Do not stop until you have collected all 27 items. Then close the garbage bag and pitch it. DO NOT LOOK IN IT!!! Just do it. Next, take an empty box and go through your home collecting 27 items to give away. As soon as you finish filling the box, take it to the car. You are less tempted to rescue the items. If you have two of any item and you only need one, get rid of the least desirable.

Here’s my suggestion:

No matter how long you log into SL for, whether it’s for a whole day spent shopping or with your partner, or whether it’s just for five minutes to pay the rent on your in-world home, open up your inventory and delete something. Never log off without chucking something away. Make it a rule: “I will not log off without getting rid of ten items from my inventory”. They can be anything: a quick search for ‘how to use resize scripts’ notecards (because once you’ve used one resize script, you pretty much know what to do), or the last ten ‘here are our latest new releases’ notecards from your in-world groups, or extraneous pose stands, or… you get the idea. Just don’t log off until you’ve deleted something. If you log on seven days a week, at ten items a day you will have thrown out 70 items by the end of the week. It will soon mount up!

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May 11, 2010 - Posted by | inventory management, second life

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