My husband is not quite adverse to purging. He does have a problem getting rid of old shoes, but it is true as soon as they are slightly overworn, he wants new ones. He always tells me to save them for mowing too. it must be a guy thing. I have gobs more shoes than him though. His clutter bugs are clothing and stuff in the garage. The garage is the spot we really need to purge. Mostly it is not my stuff, if I want to get rid of something he will tell me it is valuable and I should keep it. He never puts anything away, and when he can't find something he goes to buy a new one. His workroom is so stuffed with junk you can't even walk through the room.
He has a dumpster at our rental b/c they are doing the roof. I left a crock in the basement there from my Grandma and it disappeared...but there is two old Christmas trees of ours there. I need to make sure they go in the dumpster. One is actually a fairly decent tree...I was going to ask the tenant if she wanted it, but then it will not be gone, so I think I will just dump it.
Post by empress of self-improvement on May 5, 2017 15:30:54 GMT -5
I don't get the mowing shoes. I do the mowing for our house. I wear flip flops. I do not put closed-toe shoes on these feet again until the first snowfall or a job interview. Seeing how that's been working out, it will be the first snowfall. I have a larger wardrobe of flip flops than I do regular shoes. Which reminds me, need to go to LL BEAN and pick up a couple new pairs. Guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow.
I need to try the hanger trick on DH. But he knows about the backwards thing, so something more sly. Hmmm.......
I don't really feel like I couldn't get DH on board. I think he has an easier time giving up clothing than other stuff, but he always wants to give it to the Mother of his office assistant to sell at her ongoing rummage sale. Sometimes I let him take it, sometimes I sneak it out if the house and stop at Goodwill. DH is just as frustrated with the clutter as I am. We just lack time & energy to deal with it. He roofed 1/2 our rental today with his brother, they quit around 5, he stayed over there to work on the plumbing. I went to a Power Lifting Competition my DS competed it, then the bank & grocery store, then dropped some stuff off at my MIL's and brought my Dog home. Now I need to Mop the kitchen floor. I plan to download that capsule wardrobe thing too.
Post by Lizard Queen on May 6, 2017 19:55:42 GMT -5
I've got mowing shoes. They get so green and grungey sometimes from mowing, you don't want to wear your good shoes for it. Growing up, we were told in no uncertain terms that we had to wear closed toe shoes for mowing, for safety reasons. It makes sense. And I'm the one who invented golfing sandals! 😋. I really like to putt bare-footed, too.
DH also has several pairs of "mowing shoes" . Even though we only have one lawn and one lawnmower lol.
When I make DH declutter his shoes from the house, several pairs become "mowing shoes" and get put in the shed. When I declutter the shed (usually every spring) I make him declutter his "mowing shoes".
I don't allow mowing DH or my kids to mow in sandals or flip flops (my ex had a really bad accident with a mower and I'm traumatized.)
Just wanted to say thanks for all the feedback. I'm still reading the book, but was very glad to hear from Waffle that there were videos out there, as I was having a hard time translating her folding instructions into my actions. Re: unitasker - we were at Walmart last night for a replacement microwave for DSIL, and DS & I spotted a countertop pizza baker, which I was trying to tell him was most likely something no one in the world needed, but he said it looked like a combo of a clothing iron suspended over a record turntable, so maybe it was multi-function.
No Drama - I wanted to laugh about your DH's clothing, but mine also is quite a hoarder. He just scolded me this weekend for getting rid of his suits, and I don't think I even earned that distinction. Anyway, we live in Hawaii, he never wore suits to work, he's retired, and he spends 95% of his time in shorts! Now I am the mower of the family, and I admit to saving beat up clothing for that. Plus wearing my standard sandals. I know, I know. But actually, I'm more of a weed wacker, as mower is broken. DH actually ordered me plastic garden boots, but they gave me a blister. Guess I'll try them again.
A ton of my clutter is paper, and KonMari wasn't much help with that. I also inherited my Mom's paper clutter, and she had some of my grandparents paper clutter. I think once it's been 7 years since we sold her house (2 more to go!), which was originally their house - I should be able to shred that stuff.