Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We Have Too Much Crap!!

Phew, I feel much better now that I have that off of my chest...

Today we started sifting through the various closets/rooms/storage spaces of our home. How do
2 1/2 people accumulate so much 'stuff' in 7 years of marriage? Ben and I are both self-proclaimed pack-rats and our house is proof that two hoarders under one roof can only spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

Here are a couple of things that we found today:
- Christmas Cards from 2004.
- Heating bill (unpaid, whoops) from 2006 found under a pile of other random junk-mail in the bottom of a laundry hamper.
- 2 Air Canada emergency travel kits complete with folding hair-brush,mini-toothpaste and blow-up pillow.
- A cat grooming glove.
- A plastic sandwich baggy of photos from Ben's sailing trip to Great Britain (he was 16).
- A Norwegian sweater.

This list could keep on going but you've got the idea, right? Poor Lily does not have a chance, our hording genes are way to strong. I am nervous that one day I am going to find a collection of half-eaten crackers and toe nail clippings that she is keeping under her bed for a 'rainy day.' OK, maybe that was a little extreme. But we seriously have kept some bizarre stuff.

If you are interested in viewing said 'bizarre stuff' for yourself, or better yet purchasing a few of our items you should swing by our Garage Sale happening this Saturday. It is going to be a blast. All the action will go down from 9AM-1PM. If you knock on my door at 7:30AM I will not answer and glare down at you while still in my jammies- so no early birds please. But show up a little later and I promise to cut you a mean deal on an Air Canada emergency travel kit.


Daniel and Cerissa said...

hey, you're not going to sell my Christmas Card from 2004, are you?! I expect you to keep that until the end of time :) Just kidding... I am NOT a pack rack, so stuff like that is gone by February of that year.

On the other hand, that emergency kit sounds great for the glove box. Too bad I would have to drive many, many hours to make it to your sweet garage sale ;)

The G Fam said...


I always feel guilty throwing away cards from people- but what else are you supposed to do with them? I also have a tendency to think that inanimate objects have feelings... as in that sweater in the back of my closet feels sad because I have not worn it in 2 years.

I would love for you to come down to my garage sale! I would even give you that emergency kit for FREE just for your troubles :)