Thursday, January 17, 2013
My Fiancée calls me a hoarder...he does it half jokingly half seriously.
I suppose I am a hoarder but I am not the type that you see on those shows on TV...not yet anyways.
I generally know where everything is and try to confine it to one room and every once in a while go through and try to purge...whether that means throw-out, sell or donate.
Hoarders don't generally want to get rid of anything. I do. The problem is that I like to sell things, so while I am willing to part with an item I will list it on kijiji and it may take a while before someone actually comes to take that item off my hands. If an item stays on kijiji for a while with no takers I will donate it - I donate regularly when CP or diabetes come for pick-up.
I also have a habit of going to thrift stores and picking up antiques that I can sell for more than I paid for them, so that means bringing more into the house, listing it and waiting for a buyer...so that stuff takes up space.
Right now I can barely walk into the room that I call my studio - because I am an artist and I paint as well- so I am not able to do any painting and while I know where everything is it is hard to get to.
I need to take some time and go through everything and try to get rid of some stuff before it overflows into the next room!
Perhaps one day I should open up an antique store...problem is I don't know enough about all that stuff. I know that I can tell the age of a sewing pattern by the date on the side of the envelops but dining ware and wood working are not likely dated!
I do enjoy going out and buying things doing research and selling items for more than I bought them for...I have been doing this for longer than they have had those shows on TV where the guys go and buy storage lockers or call themselves pickers...maybe I could make a living at this???
Would be nice to quit my day job and work for myself.
In the meantime I should really clean up my room and focus more on selling what I have before going out and adding to it.