Saturday, August 18, 2012

TLC needs to do a "Hoarder" special on me...

I think I'm on the border of being a hoarder. Someone will have to call in TLC to do a special on me one of these days. But the thing about it is, I'm not a hoarder of anything but one item.

Glass jars

It started when we moved into this house. We were coming from a small apartment about the size of your average armpit where we had no room to store anything. I had Christmas decorations stored under the dining room table, which also doubled as my craft/sewing table. I had stuff stashed in the broom closet, and used a chair to make "shelves" for pantry storage. The apartment basically was being overrun by our crap. (Which I'm convinced was reproducing faster than rabbits)

Then we moved in here. It's 50% bigger than our last place, and actually had storage...and an honest to goodness pantry. I was stoked! "I can start stock piling things!" I would say to hubs to which he'd just roll his eyes and go back to playing Madden. Then I started blogging...and the sickness took firm hold.

"I could do something really crafty with these!" I would say as I emptied applesauce jars, salsa, and everything else that came in glass jars. "I have the storage space now, I can hang onto a few"


Famous last words...I covered the top shelf in my pantry with jars. I told myself as soon as the shelf couldn't hold anymore I'd stop. Yeah right...I just took a box, boxed up the ones that are up there, and started over.


Then I decided okay, now that I have a ton of jars, I can start doing something really crafty with these. And in my defense I did make some awesome Fall Candle Holders.


Then I attempted to give some gifts in Jars so I made bean soup mix to give away as Christmas gifts.


But pretty soon the sickness just went into the last stages, and is teetering on the edge of "hoarding" these days. The top shelf in the pantry is covered again, there's a box in the storage room full of jars, and now they're encroaching on my window sill in the kitchen...


And even knowing this, I cannot bring myself to throw the suckers away when I empty another new one. And I can't tolerate the idea of giving the jars away because I know the second I do, I'll figure out a craft that I'll need them for. And I'll be sorry. And cry. A lot.

So...suggestions? Medication? Craft therapy? Being admitted? I need your thoughts/help/suggestions on therapists...

PS. Make sure to check out the blog on Monday. Lots of awesome is lined up starting Monday morning going all through the week!

12 comments:

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

This makes me laugh. You are so funny! Just search glass jars on pinterest...maybe something will inspire you?

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

haha I love it!! Definitely check out glass jars on Pinterest. :)

Lovely Light said...

Sorry- you're preaching to choir here, so no advice. Two Christmas' ago, I made cookie mix in a jar, and that worked out well. I've seen people paint them (inside) and use them as decoration/flower jars. You could make terrariums with them (school-project)?

Aimee/The Stylish Nest said...

LOL, that is getting bad! I second the idea of looking on Pinterest, you are sure to find ideas there. Just be sure they are gift ideas so you can actually get rid of the jars too. :)

Isabelle Thornton said...

I feel like i could become a hoarder very easily. LOl
I have a Mason jar link up on my blog you could link. :)
Xo
Isabelle

Missy Shay said...

Give yourself a deadline, for example, if you have not used them by Christmas, you'll either give them away or recycle them. But all jars left by Jan. 1 will be gone! You can always start over after that! LOL

Carla63 said...

Oh, goodness, I hear you. I keep telling everyone to not throw away a glass container of any kind. One day everything will be in plastic and glass will be a thing of the past. It's well on it's way. These things may be collectors items some day. ;-). What if all the blue mason jars were all thrown away when the " new and improved ones " came into being ! Well , it sounds good - doesn't it ? ;-)

jacky @ small home love said...

Oh my gosh, I'm just like you. It started with one jar that looked like it would make a cool vase. Now have a stockpile also and it keeps on growing. I know exactly how you feel. But you'll see, one day you'll need 100 jars for a project and you'll have them right there waiting for you, lol.

Christie said...

LOL I love this! I feel like one can never have enough glass jars :)

Marian said...

I suspect your husband wouldn't mind helping purge you over that problem.

I found you at finding the funny.

Anna at www.mylifeandkids.com said...

Oh - I'm sure you'll think of something any day now. DO NOT get rid of a single one - no matter what anyone says! :)

You were one of the most-clicked links at last week's #findingthefunny. We're featuring you on Wednesday, and I pinned this. Thanks for linking up!

Laura said...

I too hoard glass jars. I use mine to store things. In my craft room I have a shelf of jars full of craft supplies. I have change jars in a lot of rooms because my husband leaves change behind like the Easter Bunny drops eggs. I have jars in the bathrooms with Qtips and cotton balls. I have them in the kitchen storing baking ingredients. I have them in the laundry room holding powder and pins. I have them everywhere and love them too. :) Oh and Christmas they were given with homemade hot cocoa. :)