david and i are not hoarders---but pack rats----probably----and we had 6 kids---and all their stuff---and saved clothes from season to season to hand down---and 8 bikes---and scooters----and memorabilia----and a freezer---and david's tools-----and i bought school supplies in bulk---and toilet paper and .....you get the idea.
and we've always had big cars---big cars that don't fit lengthwise in a garage---or heightwise---so it was easy to just toss stuff in the garage---since the cars wouldn't go in there anyway.
and then the kids started leaving---and we cleaned out their bedrooms----but kept their stuff---in the garage----
then we got the convertible.....and that little girl needs to be in a garage.
so every day i would go thru 2 boxes----stuff from weddings 5 years ago--- and trash or donate it. the only clothes in there now are my winter clothes. suitcases are upstairs in the attic----we have 20 empty plastic buckets ready for leah to use to put their stuff in storage----we had a shredded ping pong table (we like ping pong table---but i broke the table)---- but I knew there was light at the end of a tunnel----a very long crowded tunnel
then we got into a tiff-----and i went to the theater to see a show----alone
for 33 years our garage has been a joke---one year we asked our sons in law to clean it out for our present----but that mostly meant rearrange-----
I cried when I saw this