I'm in a quandary. When I was younger ... say in my early 20's ... I hated "knick knacks." You know those things you have laying around the house? Snow globes from various vacations ... small figurines saying "I Love You THIS Much" ... anything like that was anathema to me.
But now I'm older and I've fallen into the trap. I guess there's no way to avoid it. People give you things and you want to keep them. So now my office is covered with figurines, candles, stuffed animals ... you name it.
The problem ... is that each one of these items means something to me. If it didn't, I could easily chuck it in the trash and not think twice. But how am I supposed to get rid of things that were given to me with so much thought and love behind them?
So my question is ... what do you do with things like this? How long do you keep them up? Is there a point where you say, "No more ... this stuff HAS to go!" And if so, what do you do with everything? I hate clutter ... and the clutter is starting to overwhelm me ...
To listen to me whine
About nothing and everything
All at once
I am one of those
Neurotic to the bone
No doubt about it
Green Day - Basket Case