Monday, May 16, 2011
10 a day
This follows a TV show on hoarding which I half watched yesterday. Although I am not a hoarder (I despise shopping) I certainly am the type of housekeeper who easily lets things go. In fact, I'm not a housekeeper. I'm a house neglector.
Yes, even now, with my house for sale, with showings being scheduled on a day's notice, I struggle to keep things in order. Doesn't it make perfect sense that a person with my shortcoming would be better off living the life of a minimalist? The fewer the possessions, the easier the task of keeping them in order.
Besides, I hope to move in the near future. Again, logic dictates that I'm better off moving fewer possessions.
The funny thing is, I've been purging for years. Ask my friend Garnet. He helped me when I first began - I believe the year was 2005. We hauled carloads of stuff to the Volunteers of America and the recycling bins. Carloads. I recall Garnet commenting on the fact that I had carefully saved miniscule scraps of paper to be recycled. He mused that perhaps my time could be better spent......
A year ago I purged in a big way, the biggest yet. I had Salvation Army trucks haul away what looked like roomfuls of stuff. My sister, who was a hoarder in the true sense of the word, cheered me on from Boston. She understood the magnitude of what I was undertaking. I loved sending her photos of my newly sparse rooms.
Yet I still have too much!
We'll see how this new 10-a-day challenge goes. Please wish me luck.
Posted by B.S. at Monday, May 16, 2011