Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Skeletons in the Boxes

How many boxes would it take to package up your life? Mine took 204. That doesn't include the things that didn't fit in boxes (like furniture, plastic totes, etc). That is a lot of boxes. A lot of "stuff." A lot! Have you seen the show Hoarders? There was an episode where a lady was freaking out because they brought 3 garbage trucks and she was worried thinking all of her stuff could fit in those trucks and she wouldn't have anything left. They filled those 3 trucks with nothing but garbage and they hadn't even got through 1/3 of her home. That is how I felt as I walked through my home full of boxes. How on earth could I possibly have THAT much stuff?
. Even Sweet Terror got sick of it and laid down while saying, "Why do we have to have so many boxes? I don't like all these boxes, they are driving me crazy, Mom."
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Now we are in our new home, and half of the boxes have been unpacked. In the basement, though, are 3 walls of boxes. These are the "skeletons in my closet" boxes. You know, the ones filled with things. My things. Things that I will one day do marvelous things with. Things that I have yet to do very much at all with. Things that I keep boxing up and taking with me every time I move. Things that Mr. Hotness and the kids couldn't care less about. My things.
*sigh*
I liked it better when all these things were hiding in closets and drawers and cupboards.


9 comments:

Michemily said...

Try four boxes, five suitcases, and a duffle bag. My life. Moved to a different continent.

Liz said...

I have this theory (and you help prove it) that the less stuff you have the more full or fulfilling your life is.

Amber M. said...

Boxes. I hate boxes, too.

Sit down on one. And have some ice cream.

Michemily said...

I second that, Liz.

The Lazy Organizer said...

I have to agree with your theory.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I think we had about 115 boxes when we moved - and that didn't count bins, bags, etc. I agree with your theory - the less you have the better :) !!

Michal said...

for the first seven years of our marriage, we moved seven times. it was great because i would edit every time, giving things away, throwing things away, etc. now we've been in the same house six years and i'm scared to know how much stuff we have.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oooh...boxes. You know, I have no idea how many boxes we had. I bet Lo Gung knows. But...umm...I have this awful suspicion that it was as many, if not more, than you. And our family is half the size of your family, and has been married half as long. *gulp* Help!

And long live Skeleton Boxes. I'm STILL unpacking boxes that I taped up 15 years ago, when my family moved from Bellevue to Issaquah. Oy.

superpaige said...

Oh, so many more than 204, I'm sad to say. I watch that Hoarders show and think...that could be me if I stopped putting things away. Eek.