I downloaded the book The Hoarder in You from my library and have been listening to it this weekend as I work around the house. For anyone with hoarding tendencies, this would be a great resource. Dr Zasio's understanding of hoarding (and cluttering) is impressive and she offers plenty of great tips and advice. I'm listening to the audio version and have already bookmarked a few places to go back and listen again. Check and see if your library has it. =)
I had an interesting conversation with my mother yesterday. She was commenting how she didn't understand why anyone needed a storage unit unless they were moving or something. Now, this is a woman who has a two-car garage and a full basement, both packed full of stuff, most of which she hasn't touched in a decade or more. I explained that not everyone has these onsite storage options and most people have more stuff than will fit in their living space. I think she might be coming around just a little on the stuff, but she still doesn't seem to be motivated to actually start going through things. *sigh* I try to just suggest she find one thing a day to get rid of. It really does add up! She might get there someday...
Two more DVDs sold! I barely made anything at all on Peter Pan, but it was a gift and I never even watched it so I guess I still came out ahead, right? Amazon fees suck. I also sold a skein of yarn that's been sitting, unloved, in my stash for too long and is now heading for someone who really wants it. =)
This pile of rocks in the middle of my yard? Gone. I had to chuckle as the new owner sloooowly drove away in a suddenly low-rider van. lol
A couple weeks ago, I spent some time cleaning up my yard. I dug up and moved a couple of small rose bushes and a couple of bamboo plants that had been planted in the wrong place. There are a couple more small bamboo plants I need to go back and move now that they're coming back up. Moving that stuff allowed me to move all the stupid rocks I hated mowing around and finally get rid of them. My yard isn't pretty, but it looks so much less cluttered now that it's a bit more streamlined. =)
Total cash from decluttering so far this year: $1,304