Everyone likes to keep things. It’s lovely to have little mementos around your house of trips, projects, holidays and friends. But there’s a fine line between a little messy and an episode of The Hoarder Next Door. If you’re teetering over the edge you might have started to notice a few of these signs.
1. You have more than one bowl that’s basically a black hole
Whether it’s a fruit bowl or a drawer or a jar or a biscuit tin, you don’t know what’s in there and you don’t want to look.
2. You’ve got multiple copies of the same book
I know they all have sentimental value, but really, how many times are you going to read each copy of Little Women? Despite how much you love the different covers.
3. You’ve got video games for consoles that you don’t have anymore
Do you really need all those Xbox 360 games when you’ve got a PS4?
4. You have at least one key that you have no idea what is for
Maybe it’s for your mum and dad’s alley, or a guitar case, or your school locker? You’re never going to know.
5. You’ve run out of shelves
We all love books but when they’ve morphed into an extra footstool in the dining room because your shelves are already too full, maybe you should admit you’ve got a lot.
6. You can never find the pants/bag/t-shirt you’re looking for
You know it’ll match what you’re wearing perfectly but it’s not in your wardrobe, or at least the part you can get to. It’s not on the floor and it’s not in the washing basket either. Maybe it’s hidden under something, somewhere…
7. You have birthday cards from more than 5 birthdays ago
Yes it’s sweet to see what Aunty Mary wrote to you on your sixth birthday, but how often does that happen? You saw her on Tuesday anyway.
8. You’ve got enough instruction manuals to build your own IKEA
Yes that bookcase was a nightmare to put together, but you did it. If you’re going to dismantle it one day, you don’t need a guide to setting up your VCR and a warranty for your old washing machine as well.
If any of these ring true, it might be time to cut down the clutter and give yourself a little more space. How about you earn some money at the same time? Sound good? We’ll buy your old books, CDs, DVDs and games with pre-paid shipping, a great valuation and next day payments after we’ve received your items!