My hubby and I have a herculean task ahead of us. Our office/junk room has been out of control for quite some time but I have reached critical mass and have to do something about it. The problem, other than being kind of lazy, is that we have opposite ideas about how to deal with the problem. We both agree we should clear the decks, start from scratch, haul everything out and only bring back what we actually use. I am ruthless with garbage sacks and probably toss stuff that shouldn’t be tossed, but I get in a frenzy. I attack the clutter and just want it GONE. Hubby, not so much. He likes to post things on Freecycle.com and have people come get those ancient monitors, those out of date books and such. I’d just box it up and drop it off at Goodwill. He likes to sort through each box of stuff methodically, deciding if each item will be kept. I like to toss the whole thing out if I haven’t used it in a year. He hangs on to his things, “just in case”. I collect stuff until I get tired of it and then I want it outta here.
See? This is a problem. We’ve read a zillion posts on decluttering. I want to just nuke the room and start from the beginning. Somewhere in the middle (I smell a compromise coming up) we’ll get it done, but I would write into one of those DIY/HGTV clean up shows in a minute if I wouldn’t be mortified to have TVLand see the state of this room.
When – notice I said When and not If – we get this done, I’ll post a photo, the blogger equivalent of an animal pelt, as proof of our victory.