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#1 of 6 Old 05-23-2006, 12:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I have a packrat DH that never wanted to get rid of any tupperware (plastic storage, whatever you want to call it).

You know how it BREEDS in the DARKNESS, right? Well, we had a lot of it. More than would fit in our fridge at the same time (=way too much IMO). I'd throw away some here or there but my clutterlovingfreakofaDH would sometimes catch it when he took out the trash and nag me about it.

So I moved it. It has lived on the top of the pot rack, at approximately DH's eye level (but he's over a foot taller than me, so...above mine mwahahahaha) for about two months ago. I haven't said a WORD I swear. Yesterday DH says "I suppose we can get rid of some of this, you know, the grosser ones...they're just sitting here....we have more than we need..."

THANK GODDESS!

But no, I'm not moving his computer crud someplace visible. Oh the pain.

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But no, I'm not moving his computer crud someplace visible. Oh the pain.
LOL! I just cleaned off DH's desk today..I think I needed a dumptruck for all the junk I hauled off that thing..It was awful!!!

I'm slowly transforming DH into a minimalist..We did a serious purge recently since we just put our house on the market and DH keeps saying how great the house looks!!

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Congrats!! I just might have to try your tactic! Very smart!
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I wish this would work for my hubby. Problem is, he's never home. When he is, he says the house is so cluttered he can't think straight. Gee, you wonder it might be because he's never home and I don't get any help with the kids, but he's such a packrat that he won't let me throw stuff out?? :

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Good plan... My DH is a packrat of the "just in case" sort. When we moved 5.5 years ago he actually moved bags and bags of junk mail - just in case something important was mixed in. :

I'm a packrat, too, but I'm working on it. I'm getting better. I guess I should just leave stuff where I have to stare at it.
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