I’m sitting here forcing myself to watch a TV show with my husband. The show is called Hoarders. If you haven’t ever seen this show, it is about people that live with things they can’t part with. The stuff accumulates over time and consumes them and their houses.
I usually try to find something more productive to do while he watches this show, like laundry, because it disturbs me to watch it. But today I am watching it with him, and I am appalled at how these hoarders can live in such filth.
I know hoarders have issues to work out but just watching the show makes me start to feel like we have too much
When I started thinking about it even harder, I began to realize that most of the stuff in our house is stuff I brought into the house, not my husband. I am starting to feel a bit closed in. And maybe a little guilty. I know I am not a hoarder, but do I really need that sixth ceramic rooster or another book? I haven’t read that last three I brought home. Or even another dust catcher?
Did you know women are natural hunters and gatherers? They go out and forage for food and find things to bring back to their nest to make it homier.
Women are nesters.
Men don’t do that do they?
I need to start applying the Pioneer motto to my everyday life strategy “Fix it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”
And I need to keep asking myself “Do I really need this or do I just want this?”
I need a do over!
We get do over’s don’t we?
So maybe I’ll rent a little U-Haul, clean out my house, and have a warehouse sale. Yes a U-haul, that's what I need!
Then afterwards I can go shopping for more stuff.
Hey, why don't U-haul yourself over to Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) and check out some crafty stories about the letter "U" by clicking here: