Thursday, June 3, 2010

STUFF Happens!

I don't know how it happened, but somehow over the past six and a half years, we have gone from hardly any possessions to an apartment overflowing with STUFF. When my hubby and I first got married we lived in a 2 bedroom apartment that I shared with roommates. We were REALLY broke! Everything I owned fit into one bedroom. A full sized bed, a hand me down dresser, a $20 computer desk, and clothes. That pretty much sums it up. It wasn't until after my baby shower that I realized things were about to get crowded. All of a sudden this kid who wasn't even born yet had more furniture and gadgets then both her parents combined. It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate when you have kids. Then once those children can walk those things are always all over the place. Add in a few more kids and my home looks like it's been  struck by a hurricane daily. Hurricane Angie, Hurricane Mark, and Hurricane Alex! What I have realized lately is that it's partly my fault. My kids have more toy's and STUFF then they could possibly need or play with. We actually have huge Rubbermaid containers full of toys sitting in our closet. Oh and more in our little cubicle in the shared storage room of our apartment building. I know it's crazy right. Toys in storage it's ridiculous. then there's the baby clothes, maternity clothes, walkers, baby swings, and just all the other crap we have accumulated through the years. In the beginning we were too broke to buy all the things we wanted or just random stuff you pick up thinking you need. Well once things got a little better, we got loser and loser with the money. Now we have a million things that have no real purpose but to take up space in our home. It's really frustrating, especially when your the only one assigned to clean it all. So today I'm thinking about simplifying. I'm looking around and realizing how much of this stuff we could do without. I think I have a pretty good yard sale waiting to happen. I'm sick of STUFF! How about you?


  1. Hee. I can relate to this. Before I moved in with my husband, I lived in a studio apartment. I had no stuff. He lived in a spartan 1 bedroom apartment with even LESS stuff. We move in together, have a kid and suddenly when we go to move, we have enough stuff to fill an ENORMOUS moving truck. I was shocked! My stuff used to fit in a pickup!

  2. Same thing with us, started off with the smallest u haul truck, now we need the biggest and even then it's packed to the ceiling! It's crazy.

  3. I'm amazed at all the stuff we have, even after moving across the country a couple of years ago. With the new baby in the house, I need to sort through both kids' stuff but am too busy taking care of them to actually do it


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