I watched Oranges & Sunshine. It’s a true story that you really not want to be.
I also opened what seemed like a thousand boxes – it probably was. We’re unpacking my in-laws house and getting it ready for an estate sale. It’s a very big job. VERY. BIG. If I have to unwrap another piece of crystal I’ll probably run for the hills.
I’m a purger and don’t keep things that aren’t in use, and only have a few keepsakes that I’ll keep forever. My motto for clothes is if I haven’t worn you in 6-12 months you’re on the way to Goodwill, and if you’ve been sitting in the attic for a year, you’re probably not coming back downstairs except for to get stashed in the Jeep for the trip to Goodwill.
But my husband and his mom are keepers, not quite the dreaded hoarders you get to enjoy on TLC, but definitely on the fence for being highly functional organized hoarders. Like 5 sets of frying pans, 2 sets in the cupboards, the 3 other sets in boxes in the attic, and a couple still had the product labels attached. Oh, it’s maddening to a girl like me.