Thursday, July 17, 2008

Too much stuff

I guess I just have too much stuff. Still, still, after actively working on it for over two years, I just have too much stuff. Clutter clutter everywhere. Surfaces covered. No flat expanse of space unfilled.

Just needed to gripe a little.


Anonymous said...

Having children makes it MORE difficult. Not only are you clearing up YOUR stuff you are cleaning up THEIR stuff as well. And maybe even leaving their clutter around so you can get them to clear up their clutter by themselves, to train them, you know? At least that's what I'm trying to do now. Sigh. kc

Anonymous said...

I wonder what it will be like when I say "No" to requests to serving on Boards of groups in which I hold the mission dear. In every case I have ended up being the treasurer which means the clutter is NEVER stored away. Deveoping better organizational habits earlier in life is a positive step, I think.

Momma P

paisley penguin said...

I felt that way for a long time. One day I looked around and realized I was FINALLY down to a manageable pile of clutter. It's still there and seeps in whenever it get's the chance but it does eventually go away as long as you keep working at it. Keep it up girl!

Jay Bazuzi said...

I hear ya!

I think it was about 4 years ago that I started getting rid of stuff. I gave away a stereo system, a TV, 2 motorcycles, tools, etc. I took trunkload after trunkload to the thrift store. I've worked hard (both physically and emotionally) to clear out stuff.

After 3 years, I was able to move from a 2200 sq. ft. house to a 1200 sq. ft. house, so I must be making some progress.

And yet I still look around and see lots of clutter.

Our ancestors only owned as much as they could carry, or maybe what a horse could carry for them. So, I guess that's the standard that we're failing to meet!

Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

I am looking for sources to help a hoarder clean up. Does anyone know of clean up crew types in Seattle? The main problem is that pet feces is involved. The person has 2 small dogs, which were kept daily in a room with no access to the outside. Perhaps this is not the forum for these questions. I have looked on sites that involved "pet collectors" but this is 2 not 20 cats like you read about; Although it is severe! Thinking about calling in the city but that feels wrong in this case. The person is trying to get help. It is very difficult. Thanks for any input.

Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

Hi Anonymous #2,

Drop me an email through this blog--click on profile on the main blog page--and I can help.

beautiful disaster said...

I am thoroughly enjoying your blog! I came across it randomly, sort of. Someone had emailed me a link to pictures of a hoarder who had vacated her apartment for hurricane Ike. I then had to Google "hoarding" b/c it truely fascinates me (being the clutterbug that I am). That's where I found your blog.

That's right, you made Google! It was definately in the top 20 of my search.

I can relate to having "too much stuff"! I've discovered, through getting rid of the extra stuff, that I appreciate what I do have that much more. It's still hard not to acquire more stuff tho. Shopping is so fun!