Everyone I know has the problem with collecting objects. Whether it is clothing, collectable objects, or family treasures, how does one decided what to keep or what to toss? Having someone come in and organize for you is worth every penny!!! Do you remember the guy on Tv named Peter Walsh? He was the clutter organizer. He would point out that clutter clogs the mind. When I heard him say that, it set off a light bulb moment for me!
When my friend’s house flooded, I was there to help them sort out their things. We threw away water logged stuff and packed up boxes with items that could be saved. She was so happy to have my help. But the only problem was weeks later when she started thinking about some of the stuff that we did throw away. There are no “GO BACKS” as you know in trash…It only hurts for a second when you throw it in that black garbage back and then you have to forget about it.
Alot of the things I have in my studio, I never touch. So what motivates me to keep the stuff? I think being an Artist puts you in a separate category. Possibly one day I will use it in a project. Hopefully one day I will give it to someone who needs it. Perhaps I just like looking at it. WHO THE HELL KNOWS why we collect certain things????
Have you ever seen the show “Hoarders” on TV? I know that I am NO WHERE close to having the illnesses that those people have. Emotional depression, family issues, or illness is what has gotten those people where there are. There was a point in time where I could have seriously crossed the line with my many collections!! But I also like to be very organized, neat and tidy. I don’t like clutter! So I organize, organize, organize all of the time!!!! I don’t want my family to deal with my “stuff” when I am gone. So if you can’t do it yourself then pay for someone to come in and do it now. You just never know what tomorrow will bring.
The photos were found on the internet and not taken by me.