Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Joys of De-Cluttering

I Love de-cluttering. Love it. I love throwing out stuff that has no purpose but for some reason is sitting in my house just taking up space. I love the feeling that I get when the job is finished. I de-cluttered the pantry today and I've opened the door to look in about 10 times just to admire my work.
I love getting rid of stuff so much that I even do it when I spend time at my parents house. My Mom loves it but my Dad is skeptical. He's a self-proclaimed "pack rat" so the thought of getting rid of something that he MIGHT need a week, a month or even 10 years down the road scares him to no end. I cleaned out their front closet a few years ago. Let me just share what I found in there...back packs filled with emergency equipment and clothes just in case we needed to leave the house quickly. This is good, right? Well, it would be except that the back packs were from about 20 years ago and filled with our clothes ALSO about 20 years old. Needless to say the tapered acid washed jeans and tie died shirt wasn't going to to anyone any good. I also found a video camera from 1987, a gold pan (not to be mistaken for a pan made out of gold but it's actually a device used to pan for gold.) Who has this kind of stuff in their front closet? My parents. This is just one of the many reasons I love those two. One of which is because they let me de-clutter their house without MUCH resistance from my Dad.

So go on, clean out a drawer, a shelf or a room today. Or better yet, let ME come and throw a few things out!


Casias Clan said...

You should write a book - I could read your blog all day long! You have the best sense of humor! I would have perma-grin if I lived in your house!

Shy said...

Come on over! We could have SO much fun de-cluttering my house! There are treasure troves of unused unnecessary items! Love ya and miss ya!

The Laing Gang said...

We are sisters!!!

Lizzy said...

Now this is where we differ. I mean, I like to think I'm doing pretty well, but unfortunately I am quite the pack rat.