I grew up in an enormous house. And because the house has almost endless amounts of storage space, my father and step-mother have been pretty tolerant about how much stuff we adult children keep at the house. However, my younger sister Sara took it upon herself to address some of the attic boxes and invited me along for the adventure.
Unlike an episode of Hoarders which takes multiple days of filming, we were able to get through most everything in a matter of hours. Yes, I left a huge box of my books to be dealt with later, (it was too heavy to lift!) But I made decisions about childhood clothing, (send to a textile shredder) my coin collection, (keep!) and boxes of my wealthy and fashionable grandmother’s hats, (try on and defer any decision making until our older sister hits town this summer.)
Of course, we had to snap a couple of pictures. (Funny, nobody on Hoarders ever seems to put stuff on their heads. . . )
But you know I did take a cleansing shower the moment I got home.
Decluttering is dirty business, but it can also be a stylish business.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”