Storage Wars

Ricky and I live our very own version of the cable tv show “Storage Wars.”

Or maybe it’s “Hoarders.”

In any case, we have very different perspectives on how to manage personal posessions.

I am of the mindset that the universe (God, a Higher Power, whatever your belief beyond yourself might be) will provide whatever I need at the exact time that I need it.

Not to worry.

Ricky is of the same mindset. And he keeps insisting the universe is getting tired of providing me with a giant turkey roasting pan every fall for the past 10 years because I give ours to charity rather than try to find a place to store it for the next 11 months. And furthermore, just maybe the universe will try to teach me a lesson in appreciation and have no turkey roasters available anywhere next time I need one.

And so it goes as we pack away the Christmas decorations. Should I give the artifical tree that has not seen the light of day for 10 years to charity? Should I accept the fact that after 40 offers (4 kids x 10 years) no one in our family is interested?

Or should I do a “Ricky” and hang on to it for another 10 years, just in case?

Today’s Gay Agenda: Contemplating the irony of complaining that we have too many posessions to deal with. I think there’s a lesson to be learned there . . .

2 thoughts on “Storage Wars”

  1. I choose to deal with my possessions like this….
    (Note Family Heirlooms are not subject to the below)
    When I store things they go into neatly labeled Rubbermaid (etc) type tubs with lids.
    Said tubs are stored either in the garage or basement storage area.
    I keep a piece of tape on each when the last time I accessed or used its contents
    If I don’t access the contents in at least two years it gets donated to charity or finds its way to our public landfill.
    I will go through each tub just to ensure that I am not throwing away something that was given to me and I will be expected to proffer as proof that I still have said item.

    My problem is outdated electronics. I keep them, because you never know when you might need an outdated item because you didn’t transfer something off that old medium.

    I came up with this solution after I found 10 old computers sitting in my garage.

  2. Hey Maverick, I actually have something very similar going on in our garage. I wrote the date that I put the stuff in there on the outside. Now I’m going to add the date I accessed anything and reevaluate if there’s been no update for a while.

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