A rather unfortunate series of events led me ending up in my basement with a task of cleaning it up. It was mildly put a mess, this photo was taken shortly after refactoring has begun. I was unable to even go inside and therefore forced to put half of the stuff in the hall.
- I had a reason to do it since I was unable to find part of Christmas decorations
- I managed to “forget” that I had duplication. (Two Christmas trees for example, two saws, countless other smaller things). Important thing is that I am (legally) sane. So I figure this forgetfulness is normal.
- There was a lot of junk that I didn’t need
- I threw out lot of the junk
- I did not throw out everything, although I was tempted
- Some of the junk was really heavy to carry and garbage container was far away
- Some of the stuff was borderline and I could not decide whether to throw it out or not
- It was beneficial to separate junk on one pile and throw it all out at once
- For I while I was in a hole and literally could not get out
- I’ve needed a lot of space while in the process
- There was a glass on the floor, so I was at risk to get cut on it the whole time
- I never got cut before
- I got cut when I tried to clean it up
- After I was done
- It was not perfect
- It was better than before
- I’ve had a much better understanding of what was inside
I was amazed at how little I knew about the content I’ve found. Even if I vaguely knew I had something I was unable to locate it. For lots of stuff I was just amazed that I even have it.
After all the hard work decorations were retrieved and the basement was better than before.
I guess refactoring has a lot more in common with cleaning a basement than I thought it would.