When did we go from ‘not enough’ to ‘too much’?
like me with dinner leftovers in this house facepalm
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
Ahhh, I see the source of the problem!
My life. And wondering if selling it off in my own “junktique” booth might viable.
I am assuming Dan is a minimalist?
Minimalists are closet Pack Rats.
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.
Is there really a Candy Town? (What’s on her shirt).
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.
We are in the same boat. Small house, way too much stuff.
I’m sorry you got too much stuff.
There are some really good books about decluttering… in fact I feel my house is cluttered with books on decluttering!
My dad loved to “give” us stuff because he knew I couldn’t say no. Yup, it was quiet coercion.
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.
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….
November 16, 2016