But first, a story: I discovered the magic of being a "clutter-holic" when I was a child in my grandmother's attic-like garage. After Sunday dinner, during "adult conversation time," we grandchildren amused ourselves by going out to the garage and going through her stuff -- trash to some, endless treasure to us. One year, we accidentally found the yet-unwrapped Christmas presents.
Another time, we uncovered the not-so-well-hidden box of my uncle's treasures from his military days. This picture reminds me of our best find -- a two-foot tall wooden naked (except for her grass skirt) Hawaiian girl who sported red Christmas lights where her nipples would have been. Oh -- yes, indeed-y -- when she was plugged in, she danced (I believe) and her "girls" lit up (most definitely)! The adults then would confiscate her, chastise us, and then put her somewhere else. Then, the game every week became finding where they had hidden the floozy we named "Jezebel."
1. What things do you like to hang on to? Books and papers
2. What is hard to let go of? Books and papers
3. What is easy to give away? Clothes are easier than anything else
4. Is there any kind of stumbling block connected with cleaning out? I don't want something to "go to waste" so it's easier if I know that I can give things to someone who will use them.
5. What do you like to collect, hoard, or admire? Books, doilies, glass things, sentimental things, photos
Bonus: Tell us about recycling or whatever you can think of that goes along with this muttering about cluttering.
I would love to tell you about my worm composting, but I haven't actually started that ... yet!