Being in second life for over two years can cause a lot of things to build up in your closet, especially if you are a pack rat like I am and always believe that you can use something old some day in the future. I had to really fight against the urge to hold onto things since I hate throwing things away that I’ve paid good money for- it goes against my basic instinct. But winning this battle has saved me a lot of lag on things at times and also made my life easier so I wanted to share just a few tips with all our readers to help you get into a good habit of keeping your inventory clean.
1. Delete old items!
– This seems like such an easy thing to do but you’d be surprised at how much we end up storing even without really knowing it. When you unpack your boxes or bags delete them so you don’t have to do it later and you don’t have it clog up your inventory. Once you get done with a notecard get rid of it. Make sure to do it right after you’re finished with it because it’ll just end up growing into some large monster you have to deal with later on. This includes demo items that tend to hide in your inventory.
2. Take out the trash!
– Once you’ve deleted your items they are sent to your trash so you may get the urge to restore but as soon as you delete it take out the trash so you don’t get tempted to keep anything. You need to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new!
3. Delete any old freebies.
– After 2 months or so we should all be past the bad bling freebie phase so just delete every freebie that you’ve ever gotten as a newb. The older second lifers have probably already done this but if you haven’t- I’d urge you to do this.
4. Organize those landmarks!
– Now the things that will take up a lot of your inventory is the landmarks and notecards so an easy way to bring this number down is to put them in notecards set up in special categories. This will take time to get situated but once it’s done all you have to do is maintain them which is much easier in the long run for your peace of mind.
These are just a few friendly tips from your MPI Blogger girl!