Confession is good for the soul?

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Hi, my name is Cam and I might be a hoarder. I said might.

I am slowly coming to this realization as I clean out what will be my daughter’s closet. Actually, she and her brother will share the room, but that’s not the point. We have been using the closet in that particular bedroom for storage. As I am going through the boxes, I’m realizing I might have hoarding issues. The boxes are from when my husband and I said “I do” and I moved all my stuff in.

Some things, I just didn’t know where they should go. Apparently, I never found a place for them. I mean, we’ve been married almost 5 years! A friend told me that if I hadn’t used the stuff in 5 years, then I probably don’t need it. She might be right. However, there were some cute head bands (not that I’d wear them), some really cool recipes (not that I bake) and really interesting beads from when I wore my hair in braids (I think that was in 2004?). I felt a need to keep ALL of this stuff. You know, like one day I really might need them and then I’d be all mad at myself for throwing them away.

Hoarder much??!!!

So at the end of the day, I decided to get a box, pile it high and throw this stuff away!

Hoarder's Treasures!

At the top of that box is a planner from 2003! I know, that was nine years ago! On a side note, one good thing did come from me finding this planner. As I was flipping through the pages to find more stuff to keep, I stumbled up on a very special date. It was February 28th, 2003. I had on my calendar to go to an alumni function at a restaurant named Lola’s. This would be the alumni event where I met my husband. This planner is a part of history, I tell you! See, hoarding isn’t always bad!

Still, this box is only the beginning people. Project: clear a closet is in full effect. My mission is to not end up on Hoarders!!!

Wish me luck!

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19 Responses to Confession is good for the soul?
  1. kita
    March 26, 2012 | 6:43 am

    I admit I use keep my planners for about 2 years just in case I misplace a number but now that everything is technology I don’t need planners anymore lol. It’s hard getting rid of stuff but I have learned to start chucking if I have not used it in 3 years. Good luck

  2. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    March 26, 2012 | 8:04 am

    I have serious hoarding tendencies because I’m super sentimental. I’m clean and tidy, but I do have some boxes of stuff I shouldn’t be keeping.

  3. Baby Shopaholic
    March 26, 2012 | 9:23 am

    At least you only have one box to get rid of! I not telling what I have in my garage!

  4. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    March 26, 2012 | 9:57 am

    I started cracking up around the time when I read, “Not that I bake.” HAHAHA…. You are SO funny! But, umm, how SWEET is it that you stumbled on that very special date? I bet it brought back some memories. See…. sometimes it’s good to keep some things. (Sometimes.)

  5. The Mrs./The Mom
    March 26, 2012 | 10:18 am

    I’m a sentimental type of girl- so yea I still have stuff from when hubby and I got married, even stuff from when we dating. It’s tucked away somewhere in a box. Hoarding is not ALL bad!

  6. Natalie
    March 26, 2012 | 10:43 am

    I am starting to think I have some good ole college stuff I need to part with…I never look at it but it’s hard to let it go.

  7. Quiana
    March 26, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    I am exactly the same way but have dreams of having organized shelves, filing systems etc. We have a scanner which I’ve promised myself I’ll use to keep soft copies of my mementos but that takes quite a bit of time. Little by slowly I hope to tackle it!

  8. Aubrey
    March 26, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    I know exactly what you mean…I have to *FORCE* myself to go through things and get rid of stuff sometimes because I just can’t take it when things get cluttered! But there are always going to be those areas of the house where stuff just accumulates because we have *no idea* what to do with it! (c: Way cute story about the planner, though (c:

  9. Denise
    March 26, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    lol, you will not end up on Hoarders! I’m actually doing the same – I’ve donated a ton this week! I’m on a mission to simplify to an almost minimalist lifestyle.

  10. Kristin
    March 26, 2012 | 6:42 pm

    Want to come over and help me chuck things now? Ha!

  11. Mimi
    March 26, 2012 | 7:57 pm

    I have a closet I need to attack. I’m just not feeling it. Maybe some of your mojo will rub off on me..or not. I just don’t feel like it. Then I start and get tired and leave a bigger mess than what I started with.

  12. Cley
    March 27, 2012 | 12:20 am

    I have a planner before but i never use it.
    it’s nice to read this article.
    thanks that you shared this.

  13. Mara
    March 27, 2012 | 12:59 am

    I sometimes think that I am a hoarder as well. Like you, I tend to keep even the smallest things because of its sentimental value. Believe it or not, I even kept the softdrink’s wrapper that was once given to me by my crush. So mushy, but yeah. I agree when you said that I might regret throwing them when I need them in the future.

  14. Nellie
    March 27, 2012 | 1:06 am

    This is funny, I am trying to get my husband to let go of stuff he has in my moms attic from like 6-10 years ago. I mean I think a really good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in 2 years you probably won’t again. But of course my hubs fights me tooth and nail. Even after we got our own house he threatened to bring it over here…makes me crazy!! lol

  15. Rose's Daughter
    March 27, 2012 | 1:07 am

    Pookahs closet…OMG..let’s just say that none of HIS stuff is in there…..

  16. joanne
    March 27, 2012 | 4:12 am

    I like that you said “might” – ADMIT TO NOTHING!

  17. Shanel
    March 27, 2012 | 5:04 am

    Great confession. Thanks for the thoughts.

  18. Elizabeth
    March 28, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Confession is the most refreshing things I ever experience for the rest of my life, lifting up my hearts with God and pleasing for his forgiveness is lovely beautiful feelings…

  19. Laura
    April 2, 2012 | 8:09 am

    Happy holiday, this is the moment were the real confession comes in, recognizing God upon his almighty is truly inspiring… Confession is consider as the moment for pleasing the forgiveness of God and his blessings…

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