Monday, January 19, 2009

Stuff and Nonsense

I was just reading this article about a 77 year old woman who was found dead in her house, crushed by the mountains of stuff she had purchased.  Apparently she was known for her addiction to shopping, and her best friend Roy, also 77, reckons she had over 300 scarves, let alone anything else she had in her house.  Poor Roy, I think perhaps he wanted her attention, not just for the shopping.

I'm kinda glad I'm de-cluttering my home at the moment.  I don't want to end up like this lady in 4o  years time.  I've only just started to realise how much STUFF I've got.  Nowhere near the lady in this article, but still far too much stuff I'm hanging on to, and what for?  Clothes that I don't wear, videos that I'm no longer able to watch because I don't have a VCR, all kinds of stuff I really don't need.

So I've been chucking out, sorting and donating all over the place.  I'm picking away at it slowly because if I try to do it all at once I'll lose interest.  Mostly I want to reclaim my spare room as a spare room, not a walk in storage unit.  And I want to shed a bunch of stuff that has no meaning to me any more, and display the stuff that DOES mean something to me.

Then there was this article about the 107 year old woman who is looking for a husband... is the universe trying to tell me something?