Friday, October 16, 2015

The Impedimenta Obstruction

You should have seen the blood.

Behind this door is...a lot of stuff.

Actually, behind it is a room full of impedimenta that when cleared will be the start of something cool.

As of now, I've been stockpiling it full of the past as I shake the remains of a time long since forgotten. Well, stored away, but never forgotten.

Until this obstruction is cleared the project I have in the works will not be started. If I truly want what I want bad enough, the clearing will need to take place in order to move forward in life in more ways than one.

So, here's my plan for my "stuff" overload or unload as it were.

  • Resist more stuff - I'm going to take a breather from ephemera collecting. Until I get a handle on what I currently have, there is no sense in bringing in more and adding more clutter.
  • Release what I don't need - If I haven't used it, worm it, or looked at it over the past year, it needs to go.
  • Recycle what doesn't get released - The items I let go will mostly likely be donated for someone else to use, but there are items that can be repurposed and used elsewhere.
  • Resell what is left - My toy collection is heading for a big purge. Aside for the more recent '66 Batman collectibles, my collection will primarily be reduced to vintage items. More than likely, I will be focusing on high quality, more rare specimens.
Sometimes projects can be overwhelming, but if you break it down, it really isn't that bad. One small task everyday can add up to be a huge accomplishment over time. This is stage one of an overall plan to live the Geek Life. De-cluttering, setting goals, and taking baby steps, feels oh so good.

What are you doing to clear the cobwebs and move forward with what you want to achieve in life?

About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.


  1. I am at the same point myself. Going through all my stuff and organizing tubs. It's a lot of work when you have as much as we both do.

    1. The Cave of Cool seems so much bigger to me than the Batcave Toy Room as well, so I'm sure you have your hands full. Not only is it all time consuming, but space becomes an issue too.


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