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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hoarding

I spent most of today glued to my TV for a marathon of TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive. I find this show fascinating for two reasons.

First, I can't understand how people can let themselves go so far and live with such clutter. Second, it scares me because I'm afraid that I could be like them. My garage is full of clutter and my office is strewn with paper. The rest of the house is fine and I'd like to keep it that way.

However, after watching an episode or two, I started making a list of things in my house that I have no use for and can easily live without. I went through my scarf drawer and decided to donate half of them to a charity. When I was working, I often wore scarves to dress up a plain blouse. I also have some old Corningware that I no longer use. I'm sure someone would put it to good use.

I'm inspired to clean up my act before I reach the point where I can't even sleep in my bed or eat a meal at the table.

2 comments:

Lo said...

You are very lucky.....It appears that you do not have the Hoarders' Gene. If you can go through any drawer and decide you can donate half the contents to charity and actually do it you are safe.

We blighted folk go thru the drawers, remove few items, ponder and then, when our backs are turned, sneak them back into the drawer. Now do you understand?

Sob.

BetteJo said...

I was watching too. My sister could probably be considered a hoarder and it really is hard to understand. Luckily I don't get too attached to things. Doesn't mean my house is minimalist by any means. But I rarely keep something because "it may be useful some day." I can throw things out.