18 Dec

Today I am linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT (I Blog on Tuesdays).

For awhile now my husband has been telling me I am a hoarder.

Have you seen the TV show? I am amazed by how much stuff people have.  My house looks nothing like that but our shed on the other hand is busting at the seams, mainly with my school stuff.  I haven’t been in the classroom for two years so all my ‘school stuff’ has been stored in the shed.

Today is the day for me to sort through it and I plan to cull!

Yesterday we carted it all from the shed onto our back deck.  Look at what I’ve got!


Can you believe I have so much stuff.  48 plastic tubs!


Actually that’s not all of it.  I still have a cupboard full of art supplies (pom poms, pipe cleaners, patty papers etc), a fridge, reading chair, couch, filing cabinet and a bookcase full of picture books.

My aim is to cut it down by half. Wish me luck!


15 Responses to “Hoarding”

  1. Anne-Maree d 18/12/2012 at 8:02 AM #

    I feel your pain……..good luck!

  2. Themotherexperiment 18/12/2012 at 8:10 AM #

    What a collection! Please give it away or sell it. Don’t throw it away. Maybe I’m a hoarder too.

    • marleisa 18/12/2012 at 8:29 AM #

      No, I think my nephew may be receiving a large portion of stuff. My sister will be pumped😉

  3. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad 18/12/2012 at 8:28 AM #

    Be strong! Be brutal! It’s so easy to collect things for ‘just in case’ or ‘one day’! I was watching Hoarders last night on TV. I find it fascinating and scary. It always inspires me to keep a watch on my collection 🙂

  4. Zita 18/12/2012 at 8:57 AM #

    I feel your pain! When I left the classroom 3 years ago and swore I was never going back I gave away and dumped SO much stuff…. Now I’m heading back to the classroom I have to sift through what I have left and find everything again… :-/

  5. Kim 18/12/2012 at 9:13 AM #

    Heck Marleisa so much stuff. You can probably cull heaps as you would have new ideas and resources available to you now.

  6. Eleise @ A Very Blended Family 18/12/2012 at 9:23 AM #

    Goodluck, it must be hard to get rid of useful things. Can you donate it to another teacher so at least you know it is going to be used?

  7. aparentinglife 18/12/2012 at 10:01 AM #

    Gosh that is a lot! Our little house is bursting at the seams because I am such a terrible hoarder. I cringe watching those TV shows you mentioned in fear that I may one day be on them!

    Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses #teamIBOT

  8. Rachel Wernicke (@RedcliffeStyle) 18/12/2012 at 10:27 AM #

    I think he might be right, but at least you appear to be an organised hoarder 🙂 Rachel xx

  9. Rita Azar 18/12/2012 at 12:56 PM #

    Oh, I hate accumulating stuff… Good luck with your cleaning! I’m sure you will feel much better when it’s all done. Keep us posted!

  10. EssentiallyJess 18/12/2012 at 1:03 PM #

    Oh wow! That is a lot of stuff! Good luck with your cull!

  11. Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions 18/12/2012 at 10:54 PM #

    I am definitely a hoarder, but mostly because I am lazy and can’t be bothered going through stuff! It’s only when the piles threaten to fall and bury me that I find my motivation!

  12. Declutterbug 19/12/2012 at 11:38 AM #

    I saw this on IBOT and I was drawn to it …. All that wonderful stuff to declutter, I would be in my element, given permission and time 🙂

    • marleisa 19/12/2012 at 9:39 PM #

      You would of been welcome to come and help. Still going, tomorrow will be day 3. Hopefully it will be finished by lunch.

  13. Alicia 20/12/2012 at 1:41 PM #

    Good luck with your cull, and you find good new homes for the good stuff and be ok with parting with it 🙂

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