Ok, I subscribed before and now I'm going to start. What I really want to know is Where Does It Come From?!
I am, like, the decluttering queen. I get rid of Everything! People give us stuff because they think we don't have *enough*. Think our home is 'bare'. We call it comfortable.
But we moved into this house not 5 whole months ago. Moved in with 1 vw jetta of stuff, two suitcases, and two other boxes that had been in storage. That's it, that's all, that's everyhting we moved into the house. 3 people. 3 bedrooms. Big house(1800 sf). And now I can't walk anywhere without tripping over STUFF. Can't use any flat surface without having to move a bunch of STUFF. All the closets are full of STUFF.
How is it that STUFF breeds like this? It's worse than insects!
: We're not big shoppers, really.
So in any case, however it got here, it is going OUT. I'm starting with a big effort today and probably tomorrow. The rug needs a thorough steam clean so it's a good excuse to start sorting through the crap, since it'll all need ot be moved around anyway.
I am really glad I found this thread, I've been putting it off and it keeps getting worse, and the worse it gets the more crazy my mind gets and hte harder it is to start. So it's cool to have a specific goal of a number of items, and really awsome and motivating to know that so many of you are going through the same thing at the same time.
I'll be back tonight with some numbers. And if I'm not, start yelling at me! I need to be held accountable!