Hoarder, Hoarder

slob, hoarded room

Sept. 2, 2014

I admit, I’m addicted to Hoarders, and Hoarding: Buried Alive.

(Not my actual room, just  look a like).

slob, hoarded room


My motivation to watch used to be comparing myself with them, so I’d feel better about my house.  Hey, at least I don’t have rats!!  At least I can see my floor!

Wait, NO! Don’t go in THAT room!

Okay, so I have 1 hoarded room.

But it’s all good stuff!  I need it!  Some of it I plan to sell!  What if I get rid of it, then need it again in a month?  Some of my books are out of print, and irreplaceable!   (affiliate link)

Sound familiar?? Yep, I use all the classic hoarder’s excuses.

But I don’t have a hoarding problem.  Nuh-uh.  No siree bob.

Not me.

Well, ….maybe me.      A little.      Some.

Let’s just face it.

Hi, my name is Melinda, and I’m a hoarder.

(Greek chorus) Hi, Melinda!

Thank God I don’t need a dumpster to haul away tons of trash outta my house.

slob, dumpster

Lovely, isn’t it??

But remember back in the beginning, when I said I had 13 gallons of trash?  Yeah, and I still have the rest of the room to go through.  That was only from about 10 boxes .  sigh

So, admitting you have a problem is the first step in solving it, right?

I don’t expect a miracle cure, but inch by inch, it’s a cinch.  If you believe it, you can achieve it.  And every other little inspirational rhyme you can think of.

After a huge dose of Hoarders motivation; (I watched 3 in a row.  It’s just like passing a wreck, you can’t help but look!!)   (Affiliate link)

Sunday  night


unloaded the dw

loaded the dw

scrubbed the wok

cleaned the baby’s sports bottles

and , hold onto your hats!!

scrubbed the double sinks!!

barefooted, in the kitchen, but not pregnant, Thank God!! That ship sailed loooong ago!

Tuesday I plan to sweep and mop while PP is on her walk.  We’ll see!


PS, I did it. Only  half heartedly, but I did it.  Hip, hip, hurray!



  1. I used to watch Hoarders too, but I’ve never had enough stuff to fill a room, let alone a whole house. Doug on the other hand… well, he likes his stuff. ^_^ We’re working on it. Good job on getting your stuff out of your house, inch by inch is the way to go!

  2. So, wait, That’s *NOT* a photo of your living room?
    Or were you just joking?

    I wanna see some before and after photos of rooms.

    No, don’t get the whole room done, Just take a picture of the whole room BEFORE you get started and after a half hour or so, take another picture and post it as your AFTER. Do this for 5 days, just a half hour each day, and by day 5, your AFTER photo will look so much better than Day 1’s BEFORE photo! 🙂

    Follow my 7 steps. *patent pending lol

    1. Get a kitchen trash bag, fill it with trash
    2. Get a donatable donate box, fill it with stuff that can be donated
    3. Drop all expectations – be proud of ANYthing you get done
    4. Work Hard, for as long as you can
    5. Have a kid (or spouse or friend or your alter ego) take the kitchen trash bag to the trash container out front – and have them put the box in a car to be donated, don’t allow yourself to look. Or you might be tempted to take back.
    6. Take a break if you need to – but commit to at least 30 minutes at a time
    7. Start all over again the next, but only if you want to & can see positive results.

    1. Hi Crystal!! So glad you dropped by to say hi!! This post is originally from Sept 2014, only 1 month into blogging. I didn’t know how to add my own pix at that point! I learned how to put my own photos in now. lol
      Patent pending method is a great one!

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