Monday, November 9

Busy, Busy, Busy

I haven't been online as much recently because hubby and I are deep cleaning the house. We are decluttering and getting rid of a lot of stuff that is no longer used. I tend to be a packrat at times and I guess I get this from my mother and grandmother, both of who lived through the Great Depression. They hoarded things because, "It might be needed some day." Mom still hoards and though I'm not as bad as she is, I tend to do the same. So, it's time to downsize.

Are you a hoarder and if so, do you know the reason why you are?

Wishing you all a great week.


  1. I was till I moved to the tiny cabin. Now I am careful about what I keep so things won't look too cluttered. It also helps that I am being really frugal these days. LOL But up till now I hoarded and like you I think I got it from my mother and grandparents for the same reason... it might be needed some day.

  2. I have a little of both in me. I get in trouble in my daily life because I throw things away, but I do like to keep sentimental things.

  3. I haven't been on line much either....but I do need to do a post....just as soon as something comes to mind. :)
    I guess it has helped that we have moved several times in the last few years.....each time I get rid of a little more.
    And now that we are in such a small place .....there is not any room for the unnecessary. :)

  4. Good morning dear Mary:-)

    Oh yes, I hear ya on the hoarding! lol I use to keep everything "just in case" but in the last few years I've finally learned to let was either that or have to buy another house just to store all my stuff! I still have way too many things but every few months I declutter and it always feels so good afterwards. I'm just about do for another decluttering before I start decorating for Christmas!! xoxo

  5. I love your new header! That Anni is so creative and generous isn't she? If I knew WHY I keep stuph I might be able to finally let go en masse. As is, I work at it daily ... and am making steady progress. The one habit I have altered is that I no longer bring more stuph home with me ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. hahahah, I am a packrat...married to a 22 yr veteran of the SUBMARINE force.

    my motto: I'll find a way to use it and don't want to spend the money twice

    his motto: when in doubt throw it out/if you haven't used it in a month get rid of it

    it's a constant battle. I actually had to give myself permission years ago to rebuy anything he threw out that I wanted. twas a liberating experience.

  7. Mary? Around here we have all kinds of "come in handies" [that's our nickname for anything we save for future use...oftentimes we'll clean out and declutter, then just a couple weeks later, we needed the come in handy that we threw out. It never fails]

  8. Yep, and for the same reason as you. The depression and war rationing taught my grandmother and my mother to save everything. Even string from everything and foil from a gum wrapper. I am not nearly that bad but have to watch myself because it would be so easy to fall into it again. I finally cleaned out my attic last summer and let a lot of things go that I had been clinging to for years.
    I will always be frugal but there's a limit!

  9. My husband and I are both pack rats and hoarders, though he is worse than I am. I am trying to get rid of a bunch of stuff, now if I could just get him to get rid of his stuff. At least we are not as bad as the people on the TV show "Hoarders", unfortunately, they really have a problem.

  10. Well, I only hoard fabric and yarn, but I guess I am still a hoarder at heart. I am making my way through it all slowly but surely however. Don't want to make my boys and Harvey have to go through everything.

    God bless.