Post # 31
lovelyduckie: well it is YOUR stuff. My mom did the same thing, and I’m glad she’s not being bothered with it anymore 🙂 We then took a big truck, piled most of it in the back and took it to the dump! You could also have a garage sale and maybe make some extra money? Or donate it?
In my opinion, you can’t expect your parents to house all your things forever. It’s hugely unfair to them.
Post # 33
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
My parents packed up all my stuff and stuck it in a storage unit the summer before my senior year of college. They saved the pictures and macaroni drawings they wanted, and the rest is my problem lol. Which is pretty fair of them, really. It took me about a day and a half to go through EVERYTHING and ditch what I didn’t want (which was 99% of it).
This isn’t worth crying, getting upset about, or blaming your parents for having a big house. Get a storage unit to keep it (they’re like $20 a month) or get rid of it. You really won’t want most of it anyway, I can almost promise you that. I took a 15×15 storage unit down to 2 Rubbermaid tubs of keepsakes and 2 boxes of books.
ETA: WHOOPS! I didn’t see that this was from a year ago 😡 Hopefully OP ovaried up and figured out a solution.
Post # 34
rachel85: That was the wedding stress more than anything talking. I love an organized home, and our home was already too disorganized for me with all the craft projects I had going on. So this was kind of like the last straw on the camel’s back, and it became a large focus of my stress (which it probably didn’t have to be).
He managed to throw out a big chunk of it, but still not nearly as much as I would’ve liked. I was able to give back a large portion of the uneeded china and random home decorations and such to my mom and explain to her I really didn’t have the room for it all, but I’d help her sell it if she needed it gone (she wasn’t too keen on donating it). I kept two bins of American Girl doll stuff, but he held onto a lot more so we rented a storage unit. After the wedding we had a few days spent re-organizing the house and were able to find a place to put all that stuff that didn’t get in our way in day-to-day life.