Friday, November 16, 2007
Today I saw about 15 minutes of Oprah and oh my god, it was about decluttering and hoarding . Basically a family had soooo much stuff and they had a team of 100 people that cleaned it up and made it a home.Peter Walsh, a clutter expert helped with the "makeover".I wish I would have seen the whole show.It actually was a two day special.After the show I felt like cleaning my "dressing room" .This is supposed to be my special place that I can go and get ready.Having kids there is no place that is private.I always seem to find toys and other peoples stuff in there.I can always tell when my 5 year old was in there ,he leaves evidence behind usually his hand prints on my dressing table mirror. Anyway,I realized I have a lot of "stuff" and as sick as it is I can see how people could get like that.I like to collect vintage pieces but I love throwing things out as well.(you might have read my post about throwing out the couch!!!)My husband says we keep buying the same stuff over and over again.So I am learning to "edit" my collections.Once again having 4 kids has helped with that.My teacup collection has drastically dwindled in size due to everyone breaking them.If the kids do not ruin it then my two big dogs have helped with breaking,chewing ,etc.
We have gone through two new mattresses(my dog scruffy ate one the week we bought it)So I guess I will never have the hoarding problem nothing lasts that long in our house!!!!!!!! UPDATE: Right after I wrote this post I walked downstairs and another teacup bites the dust!!!!! Scruffy's tail just broke another vintage teacup!!!!!!