How can I be writing about downsizing a home when I am one of the biggest savers on the planet.
Besides collections of this and that, I also am a bookaholic. I suppose I should be proud of my extensive collection of books since I hated reading in grade school. But it really is time to unload some of my "diet books" and "cookbooks" . I can't even believe I bought a book about how to convert every recipe by cooking with TOFU.
Are Your Closets Stuffed With Home Decorating Magazines?
discussion of how many old ski jackets I have hanging around or turtleneck tops I keep stored in plastic boxes. The turtlenecks went out in style for me when I no longer needed to keep my neck WARM because my hormones took over than job!
Why do we buy so much and save so much? Some people like ME....have what I call delay tactics which result in moving saved stuff around instead of dumping old stuff.
1. Open up an antique booth and move some of your collection to a new space (cheap storage).
2. Hide your old clothes that you don't wear anymore in plastic boxes instead of giving to others.
3. Bury boxes of children's toys in places in your home that you can't get to.
4. Schelp ridicuous memorabilia and junk (i.e. rusty road sign
5. Pretend to be cleaning out stuff when in truth you are just organizing stuff to accomodate more stuff.
6. Keeping multiple refrigerators and freezers so that you can buy six loaves on bread and freeze and then decide the bread is too old to use.
Readers please add your delay tactics to this list on how you hold onto to stuff instead of throwing out.
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at email@example.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists