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  1. Amy
    April 7, 2008

    I’m trying to think really hard here, but I almost don’t love anything, to a fault! Is that sad? I should revere something as special, but I just love to throw things away. I think I’ve helped too many people move boxes and boxes full of what I considered CRAP! My kids on the other hand have lot’s of stuff they love, like Nintendo games. I try to teach them if they really care about their games, they will return them everyday to the same place for easy access, so it won’t get lost, and so it doesn’t get ruined. They get it and I feel like they are more careful with their nintendo games than they are with their money (which I find laying around the house to regive everytime allowance comes around.

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  2. Keri
    April 7, 2008

    So… I really love a few things. I love books. I love photography. I love crafts and scrapbooking. My problem?? I still live at home with my parents and only have my bedroom to “store” my beloved things.
    I have some of my books on the bookshelf in my room and some in a plastic bin in my closet and some under my bed in storage. I don’t want to get rid of them because some are self-growth books and some are books that I’ve read that I simply don’t want to part with.
    Then there is my scarpbooking and craft things. I have a lot of it but not really any space to use it or store it efficiently. I have my scrap books in one place and then there are my photos. The printed ones are in 3 or 4 or 5 different boxes… not really organized or anything…
    Sigh…. HELP!

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  3. lthorpe
    April 7, 2008

    That’s hysterical – they really lose their allowance?

    You just made my point. You love “lack of stuff” more than you love stuff… but you love your kids so you’ve had to be creative about how to live with their stuff. Everybody’s happy right?

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  4. SAHMmy Says
    April 7, 2008

    I think the only thing in my home I really love (I’m talking stuff–not people!)is my photo collection. Your points hit home–I’m not “showing my love” or honoring these special items. Slowly sifting through two large boxes of jumbled photos and thousands on my computer to creatively arrange and bring order to my favorite things. Great post!

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  5. Laurieann
    April 8, 2008

    Keri-
    I had a client with the same problem. She loved movies, music, scrapbooking, and jewelry making but lived at home still and had to squish it all in to one room. She had an added problem of Rheumatoid Arthritis so things had to be easily accessible or she’d never be able to use them. My advice to her and you is to use every bit of your vertical space. You need many many shelves. If you have an IKEA nearby, it should be your new best friend.

    You should also think about how you use your crafting stuff – does it need to be portable or do you use it in your room? That will make a difference.

    We can talk more but this should get you started thinking creatively.
    Laurieann

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