- Mercury Retrograde starts tomorrow – what to do now
- Mercury Rx Day 1: Backitup
- Mercury Rx Day 2: Delete it day!
- Mercury Rx Bootcamp: Day 3 – Redundancies
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 4: Review – Todo lists
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp: Day 5 – Check your warranties
- Mercury Retrograde Bootcamp: Day 6 – Reread or Review
- Mercury Retrograde Bootcamp Day 7: Recycle
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 8: Clean up Broken Links
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 9: Declare (Feed) Bankruptcy
- Mercury Retrograde Bootcamp Day 11: You may need a Hazmat suit for this one
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 10: Desk Declutter
- Mercury Retrograde Day 12: Be
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 13: Repair
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 14: Renew
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 15: Reconsider
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 16: Recycle
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 17: Get that checked, or check on that
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 18: Iris and the Sun
- Mercury Retrograde Day 19: Clean a closet
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 20: Review your New Year’s Resolutions
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 21: DVDs and Music
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 22: Send it out
- Mercury Retrograde Boot Camp Day 23: that blog you’ve been meaning to look at …
- Mercury Rx: It got to me
Today’s task, hopefully, won’t take that long. If it does, hopefully doing it will actually save you lots of time in the future.
All you need to do today is check your warranties. Check the date that they’re done. Flag the items where the warranty has expired.
Most people stash those documents in a kitchen drawer somewhere. Mine live in a filing cabinet. You might need to get a magnifying glass. Make note of the ones that have expired. Unless there’s an instruction manual you still use (and a search reveals you can’t find a copy online) go ahead and recycle that puppy.
For current warranties? Program/enter their expiration dates into your online or offline calendar. Most of the time it’s not worth purchasing a warranty extension, but this way you can keep an eye on how much longer your item might last.
The metaphysics of the practical act: i.e. Why?
It’s actually an abundance action. We think about managing our energy on a spiritual level, but we sometimes don’t even recognize that each physical object attached to us is a)a manifestation of our “crops” and what we seed for ourselves and b)every item you own takes some of your energy, and influences your personal energy, unless you consciously change that connection. For the more literalist types, the closest simile is like the gravity of a star pulling objects into its orbit. Sure, you’re stronger than each individual piece, but overall it has an effect on you.
Knowing and maintaining maintenance and warranties does affect your energy field – taking care of your stuff is a way of taking care of yourself and your family. Tracking warranties protects you financially, which is a way of stewarding the energy you expend through money/consuming goods. It also creates a small pocket of self-protection; you know ahead of time to watch for issues that might arise.
Want another project?
If you don’t have any stuff with a warranty on it, another thing you can do that will also be helpful in the future: get out your car manual. Set up maintenance reminders on your calendar every 6 months, with whatever the next mileage check will call for. Honoring these checks can save a lot of money in the long run, especially if you also use this time to research your car and car parts and budget for the likely cost of car parts and labor.