Out with the Old

About once a year, I get in the mood to throw everything of mine away. It’s strange, but I go through phases when suddenly I hate everything I own, which also makes me want to buy all new things.

It started earlier this week when I decided to Spring clean my nail polish bins. Yes, that is plural.

This is only a glimpse of how girly-girl I really am. And to this girl who said she only owns three bottles of polish, I do not know how you even live.

When I woke up this morning, the Spring cleaning continued. I decided to get rid of anything in my closet that I haven’t worn in a year. If I haven’t worn something in that long, that usually means I don’t like it, it doesn’t fit, or…it’s a jacket. *sniff*

The closet cleaning turned into a big floor pile. About half of that will make it to Goodwill and I’ll wimp out and keep the other half. Still, I don’t know how it’s possible to take that much stuff out of my closet and still have no extra room.

Compounded on top of the Spring cleaning and wanting to buy a bunch of stuff I don’t need, I also feel the need to re-decorate. It’s like I want to do everything so I try to do it all at once even though I don’t have the time. So basically I start a bunch of projects and don’t finish them. It’s really frustrating.

Today, I thought it would be a good idea to start a DIY project for my bathroom. I went to Michaels to get the materials for the project but ended up buying Halloween tealight bobbleheads instead.

They are so cute! Apparently I get distracted easily. I would have bought the vampire bobblehead too but the lady shopping next to me took the last two. Who needs two? Honestly. < —- bitter, party of one

Anyway, I have to work tomorrow, which means I won’t have a lot of time, but I’m going to do my best to break the vicious cycle of starting projects and not finishing them. I hereby declare that I will finish that bathroom project and I will clean up that Goodwill pile. Now I’m off to Joann Fabrics to get what I didn’t find at Michael’s. Hopefully I won’t come home with a garden gnome.

Are you a pack rat or do you get rid of everything? (I get rid of everything. I can’t stand clutter. Hubs has other ideas on that one.)


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24 responses to “Out with the Old

  1. Amber K

    I am constantly making my husband get rid of things. I hate clutter! And if you think three bottles of polish is crazy you would be shocked that I only own one! I think my eight-year-old niece has more…

  2. Nicole

    In the process of purging as we speak. Tempted to go into my bedroom with several trash bags and throw everything out. Just live with a couple of outfits, 4 pairs of shoes, a bed, a pillow and linens. Resisting urge, barely

    • Paula

      It is tempting! I think I just secretly want to see everything clean and getting rid of stuff is the only way to do it.

  3. Holy goodness that is a LOT of nail polish! I thought I was bad, and I have about half of that.

    This reminds me, however, that I should do a good closet cleaning now that the weather is changing. Well, I am hoping it will change.

  4. I do the same thing–feel like I want to get rid of everything and get all new stuff. I say I’ll get rid of it but then don’t because as soon as I usually get rid of something then 2 weeks later I wish I had it. Blargh!

  5. I used to be a clutter lover. Then I met Ryan the neat-nick & he changed me. Well, I guess I changed him too. Now he keeps more junk & I keep less. But we still go on binges every few months where we get rid of everything we own, only to start collecting a bunch more junk. (Seriously, you’re totally right. No matter how much stuff I get rid of, there’s always *just as much* when I’m done.)

  6. i am constantly getting rid of things, I really don’t like stuff. I think it’s a good and bad thing…sometimes I’m missing papers that I probably need because I threw them out

  7. I have never seen so much nail polish in my life! I thought the 10-15 bottles I have were too many, but now I feel that perhaps they are not enough.

  8. I love getting rid of stuff! I feel so productive and clean. Rumor has it that Ulta has an OPI polish sale going on right now: buy 2, get 1 free!

  9. Holy Guacamole! You have a ton of nail polish, woman!*

  10. I only have two bottles of nail polish haha. You have enough to entertain a whole middle school aged sleepover!

  11. i get rid of EVERYTHING, actually to a fault. I am the person that everyone is scared to be when they pack they overpack so they wont forget something or wish they had it. I actually underpack and then im like dammit! I wish i had that with me…. haha
    my bf is the opposite and he tries to keep everything.
    your nail polish looks like mine. i need to clean out again!

  12. You have more polish than a nail salon! I want to come over for a mani….looks like you have fun colors to choose from 🙂

    My motto is, ‘when in doubt, go without’….this goes for shopping, leftovers, men (when I was dating!), and cleaning & purging old stuff. I go thru my clothes every season and donate. Or my friends and I will clean out our closets and then hold a swapping party. One friend’s old purse is now my new treasure!

    • Paula

      I best friend always cleans out her closet and gives me her stuff. I love it! I used to do the same for her but she’s a lot thinner than me now so I basically just give her shoes now. 🙂

  13. That is a LOT of nailpolish. I also only have about four bottles… I feel ashamed.
    I used to be a big pack rat when I was growing up. I would save everything and my room was rammed with shit. Now I am pretty minimalist and tend to get rid of everything. Except books. Still a big pack rat when it comes to books. Oh, and jeans. I have like 8 million pairs of jeans and I only wear about four pairs of them.

    And guess who doesn’t work today? Yeahhhhh for Canadian Thanksgiving!

    • Paula

      I’m a jean hoarder too! I have 3 pairs that I wear. I took EIGHT pairs to Goodwill yesterday. Those are just the ones I was willing to part with. I have a ton that will sit in my drawer forever and get no love.

  14. Jen

    I did a ton of cleaning this weekend, too! I’m a neat freak and I hate clutter, but my hubby has some pack rat tendencies (his parents are both really bad). We have a giant storage room in our basement that was WAY too cluttered so we got rid of tons of stuff over the weekend – and it feels so good! Hubby has even admitted he’s starting to want to be cleaner/less cluttered, so that made me extra happy. Only took 7 1/2 years of marriage and 9 years of living together to get to this point.

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  16. I love to get rid of things too! Like you, I cleaned out my closet recently and was also dissapointed that there was no extra space after throwing some things out and putting others in a Goodwill bag. SIGH.

    I LOVE nail polish. I only have 15 bottles, but they are all OPI and I have a hard time not buying more, so I stay out of Ulta. My fave coworker has a collection like yours!

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