Stuff, Stuff and More Stuff
February 23, 2011
The first two years I was married, we moved three times. The big advantage to this is that we went through our stuff, and got rid of things that we didn’t need or use. Why pack and haul things that are not needed? I have since lived in the same house for the past 15 years. The thought of packing to move anywhere (not that we are planning to in the near future) gives me the chills. We have accumulated a few things in those years.
My husband and I each have hobbies. Mine is card-making. His is wood working. We also camp, stargaze, and my husband is a pretty good amateur photographer. All of these hobbies require "stuff", and all of that stuff needs to be organized. And, should I mention our book and movie collections?
I’m often looking through books about storage and organization to help deal with our "horde." Books like “Toss, Keep, Sell! The Suddenly Frugal Guide to Cleaning Out the Clutter and Cashing In” by Leah Ingram, “The Clutter Diet : the Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life” by Lorie Marrero, and “Organizing Magic : 40 Days to a Well-ordered Home and Life” by Sandra Felton.
I have been working "one drawer at a time" like many of the organizing books suggest, and slowly our home is turning into a well-organized collection of stuff.
Blue Ridge Branch