It was just four years ago that I wrote about the Stuff in this house, and some of it is still here. But each time I go to look for something, I now throw stuff out. An argument today involved me asking oldest son to pack up some of his stuff in his bedroom for us to paint his room. He wanted to know why....gee, maybe the textured blue and green paint with the skateboarding wallpaper border might be a little too young for you? His thoughts were for us to just close his door. Meanwhile, my husband put up another set of shelves in the basement so we can organize our Christmas stuff. Little by little, we will get ourselves organized here.
Last month I got a book from the library on people who hoard but didn't get a chance to read it before it was due back. I find the best way to keep myself organized is to either watch a show about hoarders, or to read about it. Two months ago I had a productive 2 hours going through the paper stuff around my kitchen. We are keeping up with it after now having a place for everything.
But you have to wonder why we got this way? As a society, are we easily influenced by advertising about the things we need? Guess you could call this a sequel to the brownie pan blog post. Anybody out there want some beanie babies?