Daily Prompt: Clean House or Cluttered House ?

Is there “junk” in your life? What kind? How do you get rid of it? Photographers, artists, poets: show us JUNK.

via Daily Prompt: Clean House.

stacked_boxesImage courtesy http://www.outbackphoto.com

I have a double garage in my house. However, my cars are parked outside my house in the open, not in the garage.

My garage housed many boxes. I was living in between two houses (different countries) at one stage two years ago. When we got transferred back, I had a whole load of boxes shipped home. Those boxes contained all the household items and remained unopened. Are they junks?

I have since downsized to a smaller house and when I moved house again recently, more boxes got stacked up and remained unopened. Excessive but treasured items hence they remained in those boxes. I have no intention to get rid of those “junks” and they remained my “treasure”. I sacrificed my car parking to house those boxes, “junks” as they may be.

Although I know that I could get some money and get rid of my boxes by selling the products online or at flea market but I am not motivated to do so.

Indeed, it is true what they say, that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

trash Image courtesy http://www.123rf.com

16 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Clean House or Cluttered House ?

  1. I sometimes wish my house was clean and mess free than realized for that to happen I would have to get rid of my husband, our amazing daughter and the dogs. At that point, I would be able to manage the mess in the house, de-clutter everything but life would be boring… I’ll keep my messy house full of clutter!

    • Same here. A cluttered house depicts love while a house free of clutter be it people or things show loneliness and emptiness. This is one persons view point. That someone who continue to store unused items in boxes. 🙂

  2. I have piles of toys stashed away in bags in my closet. I don’t consider them as junk at all and have no intention of selling them. So long as they don’t get in the way of me moving around my house, they aren’t considered as junk 🙂

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  10. This topic obviously resonates with many folks! 20 years ago, it would be hard to find a Public Storage facility. Now? They are all over the place. What does that say about the human tendency to hoard, the fear of letting go, of giving away something you will want or need later. It’s not a healthy thing.

    Rick Warren has this to say http://purposedriven.com/blogs/dailyhope/index.html?contentid=13184 and I tackled the subject in http://verawrites.com/2013/06/29/learn-to-live-with-less/

    Let’s all try and lose that extra weight of clutter, shall we?

    • Garage sale are common here and I could dispose of mine easily but my junks are not really junks as such as most are new items. Just excessive to demands and like what you said, “human tendency to hoard’. 🙂 Thank you very much for your comments and the link, Vera.

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