Amanda the Great by Amanda El-Dweek for September 26, 2022

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    stairsteppublishing  over 1 year ago

    When did we go from ‘not enough’ to ‘too much’?

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    seanfear  over 1 year ago

    like me with dinner leftovers in this house facepalm

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    Doctor Toon  over 1 year ago

    We had 2 yard sales this year and took a small load to the dump, still too much stuff

    I’m at the point where if I don’t need it I don’t want it, except for books

    I have too many books, but thats OK

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    Janet Gamble Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Ahhh, I see the source of the problem!

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    elizabethvshaffer  over 1 year ago

    My life. And wondering if selling it off in my own “junktique” booth might viable.

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I am assuming Dan is a minimalist?

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    goboboyd  over 1 year ago

    Minimalists are closet Pack Rats.

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    christineracine77  over 1 year ago

    I have basically two months to downsize before the movers relocate everyone in our building for at least a month of renovations. I’ve known Mom and I have too much stuff for a long time, but have never been able to sustain the momentum to actually get rid of a significant amount. Right now, I’m feeling a bit like Dan in this strip. We’ll see how long it lasts. Mom is definitely on the “we just need to organize” team, though her physical condition places 99% of the work on me either way.

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    azkfwecho Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Is there really a Candy Town? (What’s on her shirt).

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    BJIllistrated Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I can fully relate to this problem after my recent move from a 2 bedroom 1,070 sq. ft. apartment to a 1 bedroom 778 sq. ft. one. I am by no way a hoarder but as the last in my immediate family I have inherited all of what’s been left to us over the years which is precious to me.

    I managed to pair it down some, but only the everyday things I rarely or never used were donated or tossed. Heartbreaking to have to decide what goes, but I managed to crowd it in.

    I’m getting use to it now after a few months of figuring out where to put everything. I’ve even made it more “me” which is Southwestern Style so I don’t feel like I’m living in a shrine. Doubt I will be adding anything else soon.

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    Mr. Impatient  over 1 year ago

    We are in the same boat. Small house, way too much stuff.

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    Comic Minister Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’m sorry you got too much stuff.

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    Comicsandcookies  over 1 year ago

    There are some really good books about decluttering… in fact I feel my house is cluttered with books on decluttering!

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    willie_mctell  over 1 year ago

    My dad loved to “give” us stuff because he knew I couldn’t say no. Yup, it was quiet coercion.

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    Melki Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Marie Kondo says to get rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy.” In my house, that’s the cleaning products. Everything else, I love.

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    crazeekatlady  over 1 year ago

    I went from three closets and 3 rooms to one closet and one room. I can’t find anything and the new housemate says my house is disgusting. I welcome the new housemate to move out if it is so bad. That said, I hauled 3 loads of stuff on the bus to the church yard sale, and 2 carloads (friends with cars help). I’m sure I’ll find more to haul down there before Friday. After that, DAV gets the call to come and get it. For years now I have been taking my mom’s and dad’s stuff and writing stories around it and giving it to the family for Christmas. I think they’re on to me. I ask only for edible things….

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