Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let's Get Interactive

It's becoming more and more obvious that in spite of all my de-junking so far, there is still more to be done.  I think I'm going to put some items up for a vote, as some of these decisions are agonizing.  Art supplies, kitchen supplies, household decor and backpacking gear will all have to be winnowed down.  So brace yourselves for having to tell me I'm a ninny and I should just chuck/sell/give away that extra cast iron pot/easel/sleeping bag. 

7 comments:

Jessica said...

I don't think I could tell you to get rid of your camping gear, unless you have duplicates. But if you need someone to cheer you on while you give away decor or send seldom-used cookware to a more fruitful home, I'm your girl.

liannallama said...

oh, don't ask me--I am queen hoarder! I get sick to my stomach when I think of purging--that is why our place is such a mess! But good luck and I know you will do this!

colleeeen said...

Jessica, the husband is pretty much doing a life term in Scouts. As such, we have duplicates of the duplicates of our duplicates. We might own 8 sleeping bags. I've lost count. I know for a fact we own at least 8 different stoves. It's an illness.

christine said...

if you get too overwhelmed and can't get cleaned out in time, send your extras over here. we can winnow out the keepers at a leisurely pace, and then i get first dibs on the discards. mwa ha ha...

Jessica said...

Does your ward have a scout closet or shed? Our building has an 8x10 shed in the parking lot where camping cookware and spare tents are kept. I don't think I'd put sleeping bags there, but if you circulate the word at church that you have freebies, would people take them off your hands?

Kimba said...

I hardly ever hear someone bemoan that they regret having let go of this or that duplicate item, however I've heard a ton of people thankful for the paring down of the stuff they own. This is coming from a girl who held on to clothing from 1993 up until recently moving- in hopes I'd someday be able to fit in them... nevermind that they weren't me anymore (or this decade, or century for that matter)... I like those TV shows on cleaning up. They make a split decision on what to keep, what to chuck and what to sell. Then they sell and whatever doesn't-gets taken to the Thrift store... end of story.
Forget the "I'm going to use it someday" hole. If you've not used it in a year and you have no firm plans to use it in the immediate future, let it go. You'll be glad you did.

colleeeen said...

Dan snorted in derision when I mentioned the Scout closet. Apparently that's where you store things when you want them to lose components, become damaged, or go missing. The backpacking extras will probably end up stored at my mother's house.