Taming The Monster

@Morleyhunt (20481)
Canada
February 22, 2016 4:21am CST
The last two weeks have been spent sorting and integrating many things from my parents house into my own. It seems every corner has boxes and piles of stuff. Today my father returns to my home, so I need to get this all under control and put away. The closets are already full. Some things will be going home with various siblings over the next few weeks. Some things will be sold, others donated and still othe will quietly disappear into the trash. Getting through all of these piles become frustrating after a while. The chaos of having things everywhere and not knowing where to put them just adds to my stress. Well, I suppose, instead of just sitting hear complaining about it, I should get up and get busy. The photo was just a year ago...moving day.
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@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 Feb 16
...and then my youngest daughter and I will turn up on your doorstep to add to the clutter
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
I can't wait...when you go back home....I'm sending some of the clutter with you.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt We'll just have to make sure that youngest child of mine doesn't get left behind in the clutter that I don't take with me
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
@Platespinner somehow, I think we will be aware f her presence. I'll try to keep the piles low enough. More important...we leave enough room for her to safely travel with you on your homeward trek.
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@DianneN (82777)
• United States
22 Feb 16
You have a big job ahead of you, and I'm sure it is not easy. Good luck! I would feel overwhelmed.
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
Thank you for the good wishes. They will be needed. I would like to just go through most of this stuff once. Now much of it is boxed and in the attic. This means at some future date, we get to carry it all down and sort it out again.
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@DianneN (82777)
• United States
23 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt I hear ya! Been there. Done that! Lol!
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@JudyEv (130706)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Feb 16
This would be quite a task. I wouldn't like to be doing it. Everything takes space doesn't it, regardless of how little or how much you keep.
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
It seems to be a new ending task...but I think with a deadline, we can have the house up for sale by the end of next week.
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@JudyEv (130706)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt Hope it goes well for you. Sounds quite an upheaval at the moment.
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@GreatMartin (5402)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Feb 16
And that's why people should get rid of 'stuff' they don't NEED! :O)
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
I know that, you know that....deep down my father knows that. Unfortunately he doesn't want to let go of much of the 'stuff'.
@RonElFran (1136)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
22 Feb 16
I find it really tough to throw things away that have either practical or sentimental value. But there comes a point when you have to do it.
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
Since we have been married (40 years) we have moved many times. Three times almost very thing we owned had to go into storage. Most of those sentimental things 'hurt' when you get rid of them, but once it's done you move one. He gets upset as we find things (he didn't even remember) and know knows we must pass to someone. Most of the eight children have our houses furnished. We don't have room to bring in big items.
@Corbin5 (113507)
• United States
22 Feb 16
My parents lived in their home for 60 years. As they got up in age, they did not do much at all to the house or dispose of belongs and they would become upset when my sister and I would clean and try to toss things away over there. So, I had to hire 4 trucks to empty the house so that we could put the house up for sale. Being raised during the depression, my parents kept ! It is a mighty task but sure feels good when it is over. Glad we sold that house because Dad's care is very expensive at age 95.
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
He doesn't want us to get rid of Moms furniture. They have furniture that they brought from Holland when they moved to Canada. Thre are some good pieces, but I don't need another living room set, or bedroom set. I am taking the treadle sewing machine and have tried to find a home for a lot of the fabric. He has over 100 photo albums/scrapbooks (not small) I simply don't have that kind of space in my bungalow.
@PainsOnSlate (20424)
• Canada
22 Feb 16
Its hard to do what you are doing but you are doing an important thing. It sounds like you have a plan, a good plan. Take care of yourself too.
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
We have a plan....will he let us implement the plan. He has agreed to some of what needs to be done.
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@LadyDuck (171750)
• Switzerland
22 Feb 16
I still have boxes since we moved to Switzerland and I realize that almost ten years have passed.
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
Yesterday I got rid of a box that I have been moving....storing.....moving......storing.....for the last 20 years. I think about ten years ago. Went through the box and replaced everything. It has been five years since I even opened the box. Yesterday I sent it all to Goodwill.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 16
I have a lot of cleaning up to d too. It seems that collection of piles of stuff grow bigger each time.
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
If you don't tackle it....it does not go away, in fact, it grows.
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@moondebi (1209)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb 16
It's a daunting task, I must admit!
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@Morleyhunt (20481)
• Canada
22 Feb 16
Daunting, yes, but I will persevere.
@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
22 Feb 16
I will wishing you..good luck with sorting. Just done mine a while ago. Haja
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