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endbullyingnow

I admire your gift for organizing. I appreciate the strategies and think I can implement some using an old filing cabinet. thank you.

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Kristina

I'm pretty good at organizing, not so good at keeping organized. My biggest challenge is just putting things away when I'm done with them. I'm usually pretty good at that with my music but have to admit I have a stack on my piano that's getting a bit out of hand. Time to go through that and put away what I'm not currently working on. I think it's all piano and vocal. My music stand can hold only so much so my flute music gets put away more often.

   
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nickodemus

Dear Music People,

My 75th birthday and an old college friend, made me realize that I was probably (certainly) not going to sing in an opera again... So, I gathered all but one book on opera, all my opera scores, recordings of any sort, and notes on 40-plus years of reporting on, directing and performing operas and donated them to the vocal music department at the state college nearby. A professor even came and picked it all up. She can add it to an existing, or establish a new library with these gifts and if I need to use them again, I can vsit that library.

I did a similar thing with the hundreds of interior and industrial design books, magazines and fabrics I had collected over the years, thus establishing a design library at another college nearby.

Periodically, I make donations to both these entities and feel good about sharing. They may be winnowing down my gifts to suit their space requirements. They may be simply giving away the things that do not suit their programs and that is fine by me. At least they are not landfill fodder.

Good luck.

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