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