Why store so much junk?

I revealed the horror that is my clutter – resulting in the room you cannot enter.

I find myself asking why I have kept such junk. Was it laziness? I don’t believe it was totally so. At the time of putting things in the study, I know I thought they would be useful – for my sons’ school assignments (one left school over two years ago!); for work; for ideas to holiday, to cook, to decorate; for craft. And sometimes I thought things would be useful for children in the extended family.

Really, what I am tossing, excepting those very rare cases which I am donating, is worthless rubbish.

Again and again, I ask myself: why have you bloody well kept that?

Here’s some more rubbish from my junk room:

How much paper can one family collect? When there are teachers in the family, the answer is too much.20130519-192408.jpg

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And with the paper comes broken folders and lanyards. The latter also seem to breed in our house. You may notice an X-ray envelope here too.
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These magazines came in the reusable bags. They were extras from a careers expo. I thought the bags would be useful. But I have so many. These languished on the floordrobe of the junk room so clearly weren’t needed. And of course, more paper is in this lot.
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More stationery. Bored yet? What about the little tile? Can you find that? I think I kept that as a reminder of the colour I want. And can you spy the little Matchbox car? My sons stopped playing with them years ago, perhaps a decade ago.

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More stationery, packaging from stationery and toy money.

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Oh I give up describing this stuff. It is bits and bobs, odds and sods, this and that. Some is off to a charity shop and some to the bin.

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Enough for today. I will persevere another day.

I think I don’t need before and after photos of this room. Your imagination can fit all this junk into one room. Not pretty is it?

6 thoughts on “Why store so much junk?

  1. Oh no no no, I’d love a before and after photos! And you’ll love seeing the impact of all this stuff getting out of there!

    What’s awesome is that you’re slowly chipping away at the iceberg!

      • I can understand being embarrassed, but the blogosphere can be so warm and reassuring – especially when you show everyone your great progress! But all in your own time.

      • Great! You’ll love seeing your after, then your after-after, then you after-after-after shots!! I promise you, you’ll see small changes better in that photo!

  2. Pingback: I’m not a hoarder but… | lucinda sans

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