Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Inner Fear



Once upon a time, when I was a wee lass, I was the tidy one. My side of the bedroom was always neat. (Sis & I chose to share a bedroom when we were young for many years, even though we had a spare room) In fact as my parents like to remind me, I would tidy messy big sisters side of the room for a pound a go.

As I’ve gotten older, I have become a bit of a collector. I collect books, tea cups, in fact pretty china in general, royal memorabilia, vintage radios…the list is on going. Always a new thing to add. Sparkly pretty things I just can’t leave in the shop. There are wicker baskets around my house, (oh I have a bit of a thing for wicker baskets too) filled with wool, books, toiletries, china… Sometimes I dream of a bigger house, but really the truth is it’s like the age old hand bag problem. The bigger it is, the more junk you carry around with you.

I do have an inner fear of becoming the subject of a BBC documentary. Sister has threatened that if I die first she’s getting a skip.

So the last couple of weeks I’ve taken a deep breath and decided that my bank account would benefit from a cull.

I’m proud of myself.

The above picture is a case in point. These magazines I could not thriw away or even give away, but really, I would never ever read them again, so why am I keeping them? Well they are going to their new home tomorrow to sit on someone else’s shelves.

Go me.



  1. Oh my gosh, I've never been tidy but my room has reached an all new high of clutter that I have to kill. I plan on culling this weekend!

  2. Well done you, I hate decluttering even though I know I should. This week end I shall follow your lead and get rid of a few items x x

  3. I'm doing the exact same thing we are having a market stall next weekend and I have sold heaps of things on gumtree. I am finding it quite therapeutic.

  4. Wow, that's pretty impressive getting rid of those beautiful magazines. Good for you for finding the strength to declutter. It is a great feeling once you do it, isn't it? :) xx

  5. Good job Claire! I used to have the hardest time getting rid of things but then one day I realized that they were just things. Memories are what we really need to hold onto.

  6. Well done! I'm so bad with getting rid of things. I still find it hard to cut my magazines up but most of them have been cut. I need to declutter my whole life! x