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October 10, 2012

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syrahsuzie

I recognise myself in a lot of what you describe - especially egg boxes on the fridge! For professional reasons we moved into rented accomodation just over an hour away from the house we owned. We took with us just the strict minimum as we weren't sure how long it would be for. We have been back a couple of times to pick up bits and pieces but most of our belongings (not furniture) are still in our house. We have now decided to sell the house but I know I am going to find it difficult to get rid of all our stuff even though we have lived very happily without it for 3 years now!

Definitely a hoarder!

Kat

It can be really hard especially when you have sentimental attachments to big stuff like furniture. We try to operate a 'one in, one out' policy, we recently acquired a new sofa and armchairs meaning that about three bits of other furniture had to go to make room.

Another thing I personally struggle with is living and working in the same space, meaning we have to cram normal house stuff and office stuff into to one small house. It hurts sometimes but ultimately I think you have to be pretty harsh and have a good clear out every 6 months or we'd all end up drowning in stuff!

I think under it all I'm definitely a hoarder but I'm try to reform!

That must be really hard when your family try to off load stuff on you though, well done for sticking to your guns!

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