Friday, June 12, 2009
Are you a hoarder or a purger?
I have been cleaning out our house over the last few weeks and making piles all over the house for our yard sale. Yesterday, we spent about 7 hours cleaning out the garage and finally finished at 9pm. I love getting rid of stuff!! I am totally a purger. I will happily get rid of almost anything I haven't used in the last few months, and I get great joy out of having more space and getting more organized. Josh on the other hand, as I was reminded yesterday, is a hoarder. He keeps things for long periods of time and has a much harder time letting go. Case in point, we found 3 little 6 inch trophies yesterday that Josh won for math contests back in middle school. Middle school!! I had to work pretty hard to convince him that because I was never going display them (because I refuse to dust unnecessary items) and because they are from middle school (and he now has his Ph.D.), that he should get rid of them. Sorry, honey! I find it funny and frustrating at the same time. Each week I have these little piles that he must go through to decide what I can get rid of. Sometimes I feel like a lawyer arguing my case for pitching or selling all this stuff. So, I'd like to know... are you a hoarder or a purger?