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  1. I've decided it's time for a purge. I have items from the day I joined; many in boxes and storage units, but others just cluttering up the place. I know I'm not alone: there are plenty of avatars walking 'round with tens of thousands of items that see little -or no- real use, but don't want to tackle the mess because it's just overwhelming. Who wants to join me in divesting themselves of a thousand pounds of clutter, while finding a trove of forgotten treasures (it will be just like a second Christmas) and starting 2018 actually able to find stuff without searching? I propose: 15 minutes per game session to spend clearing out redundant items, boxing up those things we can't part with, and committing to a virtual bonfire those items that once held meaning but are now just obsolete. To start: 1) Empty your trash. 2) Make a new folder. Name it "2017 purge" or something similar -something to distinguish it from every other folder you already have. Make new subfolders in your 2017 folder that match the system folder names: Animations Body Parts Calling Cards Clothing ...etc. 3) Make another folder called "Temporary" or "Questionable" or something unique to remind yourself this stuff requires further attention. 4) Move every item -all of them- from your system folders to the corresponding subfolder in the 2017 folder. When you're done, your system folders will be empty. Devoid of life. Freshly cleaned. Ready for the next phase: figuring out what you actually use and want to keep. Thus ends your 15 minutes on the first day. But, starting right away: Every time you use an item, move it from the 2017 folder to either your system folder (if you know you use the item often), or the Temporary folder, if it's iffy. "Iffy" items are freebies, demos, clothing you use now but plan to replace soon, etc. My inventory is blowing up right now with Christmas gifts, free offers, notecards and textures announcing sales, etc. When they come in, move them to your "Temporary" folder if you think you want to keep them. Otherwise, just delete right away, and empty the trash. The point is to put stuff where you can find it, and get rid of stuff that's just taking up space and wasting virtual energy. Let's all start 2018 with a clean "house" and ready for company. If you have another system, or handy tip that works to keep things tidy, please do share here, so we can all learn from each other.
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