I’ve been working at uncluttering my life. Actually, we all have. We’re getting rid of things that we don’t use, haven’t used in either a very long time or ever but had some sort of emotional attachment to for some reason (like my wedding bouquet that I’d not seen since I packed it away after the wedding and even forgot I had it until I opened the box 21 or 22 years later). I think that’s been a good and healthy thing.
However, there is a line between holding onto things because of an emotional attachment or thinking the item would be handy sometime or even collecting things and hoarding.
What brings this to mind? Well A&E has a new show on called Hoarders. Also because Bran sent me this link posted by a daughter on a forum, now on a separate site.
I’m not saying I’m better than this woman’s mother. My little quirks are different and less obvious. I’m just glad that this isn’t one of the ways the quirks are evinced in my life.