Jul. 5th, 2017

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I often wonder if other prop people and people who costume or otherwise need different bits of things for projects are just people trying to manage their hoarding tendencies... or you know.. if it's just me..

I have come by my desire to save things honestly. Mom has certainly been inclined. My grandmother even moreso.

I bring this up because I feel like one of the big life struggles of mine... one that keeps me fairly busy is the fact that I am constantly trying to pare down the pile. It takes up a lot of room, and it interferes with life in ways that are uncomfortable. It isn't stuff that is total shit, thankfully. And a lot of it stays contained.. though in containing it, it takes up space and has a tendency to sit unaccounted and unused.

So I take time out of my weeks to dig through it all. Box at a time. Sorting things out. Trying to find ways to get rid of stuff, or organize stuff I don't want to part with yet. It feels never-ending.

I am finding the freecycle communities helpful for some of it. Between that and recycling events, I've finally managed to get rid of some of the bigger things that were taking up room, and I've replaced them with organizational plans including shelving!

It is daunting sometimes, since some of the boxes are not particularly well sorted, so part of the battle is first sorting it out, and then deciding what to do with it. Some things stick around. (Amazing the treasures you find when you dig through a box that has been hiding for months). Other things get thrown out immediately. Still other stuff gets sorted out and left to be dealt with on the whole at a later time.

There has been a lot of progress in many ways. Doesn't stop it from feeling like a huge weight tied around my ankle. I think as I get close, and as I continue to develop strategies to prevent it in the first place, it gets better. It is truly a struggle, but as slow as the progress is some days, it is undeniably progress.

So what have YOU been up to lately? :-)

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