Post # 1
Does anyone else feel like their home is starting to look like it belongs on the show Hoarders? I’m so mesmerized by that show. It’s a train wreck that I just can’t look away from. I seriously think a Wedding Hoarders special would be realistic . . . ahem . . .hilarious. I’m up to my eyeballs in wedding related piles of decor, gifts for the bridal party, cake stands, gifts from our shower (not that I’m complainging because I love me some presents!), left over craft supplies, & boxes from moving to my fiance’s house. Yikes! Good thing all of this will be used and (hopefully) sold/given away/trashed/thrown at the neighbors in just a couple of weeks!
Post # 3
On top of all the wedding crap, we just moved in together and haven’t started unpacking or sorting through all two and a half apartments’ worth of stuff to figure out what we’re keeping and what we’re getting rid of. Our place really does look like an honest-to-God hoarder’s place. It’s awful. 🙁
Post # 4
i was married 6 months ago and my guest closet is still full with wedding things – i really need to do some fall cleaning…
Post # 5
Mine is all stacked in the living room but we have no storage in our house. I have started going through it. I just an looking for someone to give it away too.
Post # 6
@greeneyedmoon: Same here. I just moved into his house and my boxes are everywhere, plus we’re pulling all of his stuff out of cabinets, drawers, etc. to make room for my stuff and our wedding gifts. Eeek!
The married ladies on this post are not giving me hope that my Hoarders home will be better in just a few weeks
Post # 7
I no longer have a dinning room… it’s the wedding storage to the ceiling room… stacks and piles everywhere… it’s bad. Don’t get me started on the crafts that are sitting all over the place!
Post # 8
First thing I did after my wedding was to start selling a lot of stuff. I’ve reduced my clutter by 75%. Now I need to get off my butt and dryclean my gown and sell it. Then some vases etc. But yeah, before the wedding, the whole place looked so full of crap 🙁
Post # 9
@smores: 3 weeks after our lovely day, our guest room is like a wedding exploded in it. And, that doesn’t include the gifts that are hanging out in the kitchen waiting for me to go through the cabinets to find homes for them. This weekend is going to be an honest to goodness cleaning fest.
I’m so hoping some future bride will want some of my wedding crap. It will seriously bum me out if I have to just throw it all out.
So, moral of the story…all your wedding stuff doesn’t just disappear at the end of the reception…it follows you home. 🙂 Although wouldn’t that be awesome if it did just disappear?
Post # 10
Maybe @Miss Magic has some Harry Potter spell that can make it all disappear!
Post # 11
Our living room was FULL of crap in months leading up to the wedding, and sadly for a couple of months after as well! I am slowly weeding through more and more stuff and getting rid of a little at a time (thank goodness for other people’s showers, where some decor can be repurposed!).
Post # 12
YES YES YES!
The one thing I’m looking forward to after the wedding is getting rid of all the wedding stuff!! I’ve already made my list for Craigslist of things to sell.
After the wedding I will actually be able to use free time to clean our house, too! I’m excited to clean? WTH?
Post # 13
@pinkpaperbride: …What were your colors and theme? I might be willing to help you clean up some of those decorations. And also because I’m still trying to find decor for ours.
Post # 14
I’m dealing with my wedding hoarders problem right now so that my in-laws can make it to and from the guest bed when they stay tonight…and it’s been months. I got rid of the stuff that was good-to-go for another bride (vases, my dress) as soon as we got back, but the piles of half-used crafting supplies that would be harder to sell and in theory could be used again by me still have no home.
True story…When the girl from craigslist came to get the vases, she saw our box of milk bottles that we needed to take back to the store for the deposit. She thought we were selling them, and squeeled, “Oooh, I love those!” We sold them to her for the cost of the deposit, and told her to take them back to the grocery to recoup her investment after the nuptuals. I also gave her my magazine collection for free.