3/18/15

Clutter


I thought this documentary was fascinating (there are three parts). I can't wait to read the book: Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Door.

Can you imagine having someone come over and photograph in all the hidden nooks and crannies? I know we have too much stuff. I want to get rid of what we don't need. Every time I take a trunk load to donate, it feels so good.

5 comments:

  1. Wow...NO - NO.. I sure wouldn't want them to film in my nooks and crannies.hahahaha... I too, am trying do some de-cluttering.. Room by room,and closet by closet, I making some progress.. I have no children at home, but still have tons of junk.lol My trunk is loaded with sacks to take to Salvation Army... and it does feel good..

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  2. They need to go to the flea market I sell at! They'd make a killing!

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  3. We are working really hard at ridding our house of excess but we still have tons of toys even thought our children are all grown. This has been a hugely difficult thing to deal with. We have taken three van loads to the thrift store in 2015 but we still have a lot of stuff to go. We are doing one go through and then we will go through what we saved and hopefully we will have a reasonable amount for the grandchildren to play with at that point. Thankfully we have never used our master bedroom as a junkie storage room.

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  4. I peel back a layer and think I'm good, then a few weeks go by and I realize that a whole other layer can go. It seems to be a never ending process! What motivates me to keep peeling is the feeling I remember visiting my sister's and mother's home after their deaths. Everything they had collected was still there. And we, who were left, had to go through it all and decide what to do with it. It was a tiring task. Then and there I decided that I wouldn't leave all the clutter for my children. I wanted to leave them with happy memories, completed photo albums, and the cookbook they've asked for. So that's what I'm working on. Thanks for sharing, that video was fascinating.

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  5. We're now on our 4th move in 5 years. When we started to talk about moving a few months ago, I stopped buying extra stuff. All of the sudden my trips to Target and other stores ended. It has felt so good getting rid of items we dont need and haven't used for years. Since we move so often we need to keep our spaces lean.

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