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!