Pack rat blues

  1. I bought a house, closed last Thurs. now the moving.
    Help me God I am a pack rat what ever made me think i could move all this stuff to another house?
    I am going to pack-ratters anonymous.
    I swear off garage sales
    I will not enter another junk store with the idea that there is a good reason I need that picture frame
    I am lying through my teeth, I am so addicted to junk!
    Now i have to move it, should I just junk it and start all over?
    My husband told me, he doesn't want this house cluttered like the other one. What am I to do?
    Oh if you don't notice me around I will have to move the pu-tor and then put it back together cold take years!
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    May I recommend a site?

    A clutterer's best friend for digging out .

    Good luck!
  4. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I have moved so much in the last few years, and I can tell you, it is much easier to just get rid of the stuff!!! Go through your clothes and get rid of all the ones you never wear. It is highly unlikely that you WILL ever wear them again, and the needy could actually wear them!

    Throw out everything in your junk drawer, because really, do you EVER use it?

    If you have lots of craft stuff, pilfer through it and save the stuff that can actually be put into use (unless it is a project that you have been saving for years).

    New stuff is always better, and then you can go from 2 large uhauls to one medium sized one! The money you save from that alone can buy you some new stuff!

    I used to be a pack rat, and realized it was hopeless to actually think that I was going to use any of the stuff I had been saving.

    Good luck!
  5. by   debyan
    Nurse Ratched, That's another thing I collect books. Thanks, i may need to send for a couple of hers.
    I am tossing out my old clothes I haven't worn.
    My junk drawer too.
    My craft collection of the things that I am gonna make when I have the time. Well this is a hard one , I just might make something again someday. Yea I might as well toss them.
    Last edit by debyan on Mar 31, '03
  6. by   webbiedebbie
    Packrats Unite! I'll take whatever you don't want Deby...LOL. I'm a hopeless packrat. Inherited it from my grandmother.

    Moving won't help. I found that out. It's like losing weight. You lose some, then ya gain some more!
  7. by   SingingNurse2

    This site and Sandra Felton's books are great. Teaches you the method of reducing clutter without becoming overwhelmed.
  8. by   RNforLongTime
    OK, I too am a pack rat. Since I got married almost 4 years ago, I have aquired so much stuff. My sister and I are planning a HUGE garage sale this summer and I plan on getting rid of a LOT of stuff. What doesn't sell is going into the dumpster or to goodwill