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#1 of 3 Old 01-24-2011, 08:30 AM - Thread Starter
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Rent a truck or dumpster for a month from now.  Book 2 days off work.  Tell DH what is up - that a truck is coming one month from now - he needs to go through his stuff and decide what to keep because (agree on a reasonable amount) you do not know what is important to him.  If he wants help, offer, if not - leave him to it.  When the truck comes load up anything not looked through, or anything has decided he wants to throw out.  Donate used stuff if you are up for it, but the most important thing is to get rid of the stuff.  If donating becomes too much of a chore, do not do it.


Waiting for him to do it will get you nowhere. You and the kids have the right to a livable house. 


I do think there is a time to work on gently prioritising things, and work on things such as "one in, one out" but those are after a big purge has been done.


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that was a great answer! I second that and need to do that (on a much smaller scale) for my hubby's junk too!

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