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22 February 2005 @ 10:43 pm
if there was anything that was going to stop me from shopping ever again, it was replacing my desk with a tall bookcase in my room and realising what a FUCKING PACKRAT i am.

geez. i don't think i realised i had so much stuff. as in, it doesn't fit back in my room and i have five new shelves full of books, cds, stationery & penpal things, not to mention the containers under my bed, my wardrobe, 2 other storing shelf systems, chest of drawers....
and there's still not room for everything.

i am so disgusted with myself. how did i accumulate so much crap???


days off from work now. i think i will be spending them doing a massive clean out and throwing away/recycling/auctioning off/giving away absolutely EVERYTHING that is non-essential and that i probably wouldn't miss (mainly because i'd forgotten i'd even had it until i unearthed all this junk whilst switching furniture). the amount of clutter i have is horrible and it stresses me out and i can't believe i'm so terribly... packratish. ugh.

apologies for no comments lately. i'm cranky right now :X and no more shopping for jade until she gets rid of at least 3 boxes of junk. right.

Rebrokenchains on February 22nd, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, I am in the same boat as you. I am trying to clean up my house and throw away/give to charity/etc a bunch of stuff that I originally brought down with me from Alaska, collected down here, and bought on manic shopping sprees. And I keep throwing a lot away but then seem to find more.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 22nd, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
it's so frustrating... the junk is never ending!!
(no subject) - bellbottom on February 22nd, 2005 12:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 22nd, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
we rock :D i just need to clear out room to put the candles. and everything else ^^
i'll probably put up a list of things i want to get rid of so yell out if you see anything you'd like.
sylvia plath's revenge: not a damsel &fredvaniityx on February 22nd, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
oh dear. i am a complete packrat. i save everything. i don't mind it so much most of the time. sometimes, i wish i could live out of a suitcase for a while, but i am too random for that. my great aunt is the queen of packratness. she lives in a huge house, and she gives me lovely old things every time i visit her. so, in the case, it worked out well.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 22nd, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
oooh, that sounds lovely.
i wouldn't mind so much (at all, heh) if i had somewhere to PUT all this junk. but my room is so small. and i hate to spread out too much around the house, although i've already taken over my dad's office. gah, i just love stuff, really, the strangest things can be so inspiring, but tonight is one of those nights where i just want to send everything away and be a minimalist for a change!
winterswitchery on February 22nd, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
It happens, love. I've done massive cleanouts almost EVERY time I come back from Leigh's and I've still got enough stuff to entertain a small army. And I'm getting down to the bare scrapings of those sentimental childhood things I can't get rid of. Mostly it takes organization and maybe some storage totes and not throwing absolutely everything out. My room is full of them.
Just a Girlsoliloquy01 on February 23rd, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)
I am SUCH a PACKRAT too :D! I always feel that maybe one day I will need this stuff again or I'm afraid to throw it away because of its sentimental value. And now that I have a garage, it's even worse because I throw everything in there and just keep more stuff! Hope you're doing well, Jade :]!