As an undergraduate, I was particularly OCD with regards to my lecture notes and all the papers and book chapters I collected while making those notes. To the extent that I now have about a dozen colour code lever arch files filled with notes taken on everything from Foramnifera to human socioevolution, all cluttering up my parents' house.
Ten years of moving from flat to flat, always living with flatmates, has given me an abject hatred of clutter. Even with DVDs and books I defy the geek stereotype and abhor redundancy and large collections. I borrow rather than buy books and use bookcrossing
to keep books flowing through my hands. I just don't like accumulating things
in the place I live.
Which sadly has lead to me imposing on the InnerRents to keep the things I won't take: in some cases it's just things my flatmates have duplicates of,and I don't mind that, but all these undergraduate notes are a bit much.
It's just... there's so much knowledge
in there it seems a shame to throw it all out, and yet I don't know what to do.
So I'll probably sort through stuff and figure out what's binnable and what's worth archiving somehow.
Anyone got a use for 4 years worth of undergraduate palaeontology?