Are you the sort of person that keeps things or gets rid of everything?
I am an in-between person I think. I don’t really cope with clutter, though it seems to be everywhere I look. I try very, very hard to not hang onto things but I struggle to let go of them all at the same time, especially things I have an emotional attachment to.
I think I am better than I used to be, though I am not 100% sure on that. I was reading that I have a significant wool stash much more than I currently have on my shelves apparently there is at least half a dozen plastic tubs of varying sizes in the roof. So in a way I see the wool I have and think wow I am really good at not hoarding my wool, the only problem is I am actually not as good as I think at not hoarding.
I don’t hoard in the same sense that they make tv shows about. I do remember back to an early boyfriend and his mother had a real problem. She honestly thought she didn’t have a problem, except for the fact that there was barely a walkway through the house for stuff and there was at least 3 rooms in the house that you couldn’t enter partly because there was so much stuff in there it wasn’t possible to get the doors open! She thought of herself as a collector, her particular collections was dolls and their accessories. I remember she used to call them her babies! She also had ready access to stuff because she worked in admin in one of the Mission Australia sorting centres so every day she brought something new home! I found it really hard being in that house.
I do however hold onto things perhaps long after they should be gone or at the very least packed away and there are things that are at the top of my list to grab should we ever have to evacuate.
Some of these things include:
I know from past experience of evacuation the best clothes to take are the ones in your dirty washing basket (unless you are a freak who never has any clothes in a washing basket because they are so completely up to date with washing!) mainly because these are the clothes you like and wear! Toiletries and scripts for medication rather than medication itself because you never know how long you might be out so try to keep your scripts in the one place if you take regular medication. Identification because this can be a really time consuming and costly process if it needs replacing. And of course I would try to grab my photos and my lp records. However, both of these things are in big plastic tubs at the back of the shed buried under other things. I have a large number of photos on external hdd so I would grab those if there was not time to get anything else. Most importantly there is a small jewellery box I would also grab.