or are you 'minimalist'?
A lot of my stuff in our house is actually a result of family recycling. When my parents wanted new furniture they would donate it to me or my brothers whether we wanted it or not. A bitter family row was caused when one brother tried to get rid of a totally unsuitable wardrobe that had been foisted on him. 'im indoors and I also have mounds of clothes given to us by his sister from other family members, again given because they wanted new things. Result - we have the clutter they have the minimalism.
This house is full of crap. But you have to look for it. Nothing is on display. I like the minimal look.
Way too much stuff.
Some of it is a hangover from moving from a flat with lots of cupboards to a house with only one - there's stuff that has been in the garage since we moved in and never seen the light of day. We don't have a car so it isn't that easy to get rid of stuff.
I do regularly send things to charity but when I do the OH seems to replace it, especially books and DVDs. Still, now we both have Kindles and iPods with an iPod dock on the way I'm hoping we can start to reverse the process.
Trouble is we need an electrical inspection and some rewiring. I just dread to think how much crap we'll have to move to get it done.
both, my living room and kitchen are very "homely" i have lots of pictures on the walls, furniture etc, but "my room" which is my gym/office is like an operating theatre, i'm far too ocd about things in there, i think its the ex military in me, even if my keys are on the desk it bugs me and i have to put them away, but its only that room, for some reason the rest of the house i actually prefer it to look "lived in"
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