Next on “Hoarders”….

Actually this title is patently unfair. My mom really isn’t a “hoarder”, at least not in the classic sense. I mean, she doesn’t keep trash and magazines and feces and stuff. She just has cluttered closets. 

And cupboards. 

Her actual living space is in decent shape.  It’s tidy and doesn’t really have too much furniture or anything. And she’s really pared down the knick-knacks, although there are a few too many left for my taste. But any space that can be closed from view (i.e. The closets) are just sort of a disaster. 

While I was home taking care of mom, I noticed that she still hadn’t opened the new cookware I got her for Christmas. She was still using the old, scratched, teflon crap!!

So I dug out all her old cookware and replaced it with the new stuff. 

Which then precipitated me cleaning out her kitchen cupboards.

There was so much accumulated stuff that I made the executive decision to “recycle”.

Like all her grody, stained plastic gladware and sandwich containers.  And paper bags. And Mason jars. And broken pot handles. And mismatched lids. And multiple plastic, squeeze water bottles. 

And then it was the upper cabinets where I found like 20 cheap coffee mugs. And two sets of wine glasses. And a couple old glasses from her previous glassware set.  And several old, mismatched plates from three sets ago. 

And then it was on to her baking cupboard where I found like 10 cookie sheets and like 15 9×13 cake pans. And several muffin pans. And two bundt cake pans. And three sets of mixing bowls. And more. 

To make room, I then tackled her spare room storage closet– where I found about 50 cookbooks. I’m not joking:

This isn’t even all of them. 

But with those cleared out, I was able to move bakeware and crap to this closet. So I could then move small appliances to the kitchen.  

Which allowed me to move all her booze to the storage closet. Which allowed me to turn her spare living room closet into a cleaning closet (vacuum, dusting, swiffers, etc). 

I also tackled her hall closet (basically a linen closet) and I got rid of sets of curling irons and blow driers and old playbills and old towels and scented candles and…

Okay, you get the picture. 

Now, before you all gasp– all of this was done with my mother’s blessing. And several things have been donated (wine glasses, mixing bowls, cookbooks, etc).  And I kept all the things mom still used. 

The best part is she has more room and less clutter. And things more at “point of use”.

And I got a set of mixing bowls and an old cast iron skillet out of it. And a bottle of Johnny Walker Red label. 


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Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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6 Responses to Next on “Hoarders”….

  1. Martin says:

    The other side: Both my parents hated “clutter.” Their definition of clutter and their children’s definition varied wildly! We learned early never to put something we wanted to keep down. It was gone immediately! sigh…

  2. Mandy says:

    I would consider my mom a hoarder. The house looks great on the surface, but like your mom’s house, if you open any cupboards or closets, or drawers, they are crammed with crap. She has clothes crammed in every closet in the 4 bedroom house to overflowing capacity, and then she has those hanging things on the back of two of the bedroom doors. These are clothes that range about 4 – 6 sizes, many of which she can’t fit into, and many have never been worn, with tags still hanging on them. Don’t get me started on her shoes! Even the fridge is looking scary. When you open the door, and stuff falls out, that is a problem. And could be dangerous if things are expired, which I’m sure they are. I really can’t tell my mom how to live her life, and my dad tolerates it, so….

  3. Jeffrey Rich says:

    I will buy you a ticket to fly down here to do that. Consider this as an alternative career if ever you are in a financial bind. People pay huge money for that kind of service.

  4. Kent says:

    I have been told I have hoarding tendencies but my ex. There are just some items I cannot let go. I still own jeans from high school, all my military uniforms and I have to be drugged to pry kitchen appliances or accessories away from my home. However, anything else I can toss out without a second thought. Oh and shoes! I have a difficult time getting rid of shoes (unless they are unwearable). I got rid of a boyfriend once cause he donated shoes of mine to goodwill without asking me.

  5. Rick says:

    Now come to my home. I need to do this purging of sorts myself. It is just sooooo hard to let go of junk..

  6. Mark in DE says:

    I’ve come to the conclusion that some people are just not good at organizing and other people are. That was sweet of you to organize your mom’s stuff for her and to donate the unneeded stuff!

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