I think I’ve got the bug, and I think I’ve got it bad. Not the cleaning thing exactly, but the clearing out thing. My husband and I are terrible hoarders, he hoards old knackered computers and I squirrel away bits of material, old birthday cards and anything remotely sparkly. It all gets a bit out of hand sometimes. This is where Freecycle comes in and companies such as Music Magpie (they even give you cash for clothes you wouldn’t be seen dead in). They’re both great opportunities for a clear out.
That reminds me, I’ve been so sick of having things hanging around I bunged an old TV/DVD player of ours on Freecycle’s mailing list the other day. We had no use for it and I got sick of tripping over it in our spare room, so I decided to get rid. It still worked so I thought someone might appreciate it. The person who replied and asked for this also asked me if there was anything I was looking for, which I thought was very kind. I emailed my reply saying that anything bead related or jewellery crafting kind of thing would be nice, but it didn’t matter really. When he picked up the TV he left us with a rock tumbler, complete with grit, stones, glue, all sort of stuff, probably worth a fortune when it was originally bought. Wonderful. I can now tumble rocks to my heart’s content. The only problem is I’ve actually increased my own personal hoard even if I’ve got rid of something else. Oops.
I try very hard to keep our house clutter free. Honest I do. The problem is we’re all as bad as each other. Even the kids suffer from it. We went for a walk the other day, a lovely sunny day spent walking by a river. I do not know why, but Sausage decided to bring home a boulder – well I’d certainly class it as a boulder. It’s about the size of two bricks, river worn and gnarly and is apparently ‘interesting’. This boulder is now dumped in our hallway and I fell over it the other day. I can’t bring myself to get rid of it because it was admired, lugged all the way home and it does actually remind me of a lovely day by a river. It is, unfortunately, far too big to stuff in our rock tumbler, I’d need a boulder tumbler for that. So yep, we’re beyond hope I think.
I’m still trying though, as I type I’m scouring the room thinking ‘Do I really need that?’ I really need to clear out our house, there’d be less to tidy if I did and that’d be a huge bonus. If only we lived in a minimalist house, that’d be so easy. It would, however, be boring as hell. Maybe I don’t mind having random stuff all over the place after all.
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