I just invented a new word…de-hoarding. It means the process of clearing your house of accumulated junk. Especially the kind of junk that will keep you from freely moving through the rooms.
I recently watched several episodes of that new show on hoarding. These are people who collect “things” and can’t let them go. Eventually, their house will be stacked almost to the ceilings with only a small path winding around. There have even been news stories about hoarders who died in their homes and their bodies weren’t found for a week due to the clutter.
So, I’m going to come out of the closet…I’m a hoarder. Doubt me? Here is a few pictures. First, my Trek/office.
And another room:
And last, but not least, my primary library.
I know I’m not as bad as some hoarders, but another 10 years and you won’t find my body! So, my chief New Year’s resolution is to “de-hoard” my house. This is my public declaration, so you, my homies, can keep me on the straight and narrow. I’ll keep you apprised of my progress. Now, using my new word in a sentence.
I vow to de-hoard my house in the year 2011.