Friday, November 7, 2008

The Trash Collector

I have a confession to make. I collect junk! There I've said it. Now all you guys know I collect junk :D It's been a trait that I've had since childhood. Don't really know if that is bad or good though.

I'm the sort of person who just cannot bear to throw any of my things away, it doesn't matter if it's a piece of paper I've scribbled on or an old T-shirt that is being held together by spit or that pair of holey sneakers or even old Pomegranate trees. Ok, maybe not pomegranate trees ... hehehe ...


I cannot find the heart to throw things away even if I don't use them. I've got T-shirts in my wardrobe that has been lying untouched for years. It'll probably dissolve the moment I take it out. I have so much junk that I don't even remember where I got some of them from already.

Wifey has already warned me before I left for work that this weekend she's going to get rid of all the junk that I don't use cos it's taking up way too much space. And she in no uncertain terms said that she'll entertain any objections from me. Darn, I'd better go hide all my stuff before the weekend gets here ... LOL!

This is not really a new thing though. We've gone through my junk loads of times before and put it aside to throw away later. But then I'll go through the junk and say that maybe I'll still need this or maybe we still can use that and by the time I'm through, all the junk will be back with me.

So this weekend wifey is going to rummage through my junk again and she said I'd better not touch or even go through the pile once it's sorted out or they'll be no dinner for me the whole weekend. Well, she didn't really say that but I get her message :D But I'm sure I'll be able to sneak at least some junk back in. Hope she doesn't read this post though ... hehehe ...

What can I say, I can't throw away stuff. Some of the things I have don't even work but I simply cannot bring myself to throwing them away. I'll always have some excuse that maybe I can fix it or maybe I can use it some other time and I'll do my best to hold on to them for as long as I can.

But wifey does have a point. The place is getting a tad too crowded with my junk so I guess maybe it's time to REALLY get rid of some of them this weekend ... siggghhh ... Who knows, maybe I'll come across something from way back that could be worth a fortune if I put it up on eBay or something ... LOL!
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44 comments:

  1. Before you put it up on EBay, drop me a note first, one man's junk could be another man's treasure. LOL!

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  2. OMG lol...nick collect junks. My sis also the same. Wait my parents also argh! I can't stand the looks of it. That's why I owez give away some of my clothes for charity XD kekekeke. I don't have "sentimental" connection with my stuff. XD Nick dun "hug" those stuff of urs!!! Yeah auction it off XD get money oh XD who knows I'll be one of your buyer hahahahah XD *rofl

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  3. Gallivanter - Sure pal, that is if I don't sneak everything back into my cupboard ... LOL!

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  4. Maslight - I can't help it, I just can't seem to part with all my stuff :D

    Maybe I'll set up a special blog just to feature all my stuff before wifey throws them all out ... LOL!

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  5. Hmm, never know u keeping junks as collection, Nick?

    I got a long tag for you!! It is time to get to know u better! hahaha!

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  6. I've got junks too that I would like to put on ebay... if only I have the motivation to spring clean... :-)

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  7. LOL yeah u do dat, u're making me all curious about it XD

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  8. yes, yes...like gallivanter said, give us a head's start if you do plan to throw away some of your junk.

    We're 'junkies' too!

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  9. Ahha, I'm beginning to realize that men actually keep more junk/stuff than women. We women are always the sensible one :)

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  10. Ha, didn't know you are a junkie : )
    I don't collect junks, but when it's time to clear things, I do have trouble throwing things away. That's why I need a few weekends to do that and I hate to clear my stuffs, but what to do? My house only have so much space : )

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  11. Hehehe Somehow we are total opposites lah. I like to get rid of things once I get newer stuff. I cannot stand lah all the clutter. Makes me pening only! :P

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  12. Reading this reminds me of an episode I watched on the E! channel that highlighted the Top 10 Mental Disorders in celebrities. And collecting junk was 1 of them.

    Erm erm not that I'm saying u have a disorder.

    You don't actually rent storage rooms for all your junk, do you? ;) Lol!

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  13. Rose - Well now you know ... LOL! I can't bring myself to throw things away. The only way I'll be able to throw them is to let wifey do it.

    A tag? Ok, I'll come over and check it out soon. Thanks anyway :D

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  14. Sting - I'll bet we could be rick of we put up our junk for sale on eBay. Like Gallivanter says, one man's junk is another man's treasure :D

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  15. Maslight - LOL! After the clean up today, I came across this awful piece of junk item and I'm appalled that I actually own it ... I'll be posting about it soon, stay tuned :D

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  16. Perry - I most definitely will ... Junkies unite ... LOL!

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  17. The Real Mother Hen - You're actually very right on that point. I have some good buddies who keep junk too :D If it wasn't for you women, we men would be up to our necks living in junk! LOL!

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  18. Foongpc - A junkie, that's exactly what I am ... hehehe ... It really is not easy to throw things away, that's for sure :D

    Well, my house also running out of space to store things hence wifey going through all my things to get rid of my junk :D

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  19. Rozella - My junk is well kept and not cluttered around but still it's getting a little too much ... hehehe ...

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  20. Perky - LOL! Someone tole me I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and now I have a mental disorder for keeping junk but you could be right though :D

    And regarding renting storage space, now that doesn't seem like a bad idea ... LOL!

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  21. I can relate to this. My room itself is like an attic! But yea it's easy to get attached to 'junk' ;)

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  22. I used to collect junks too, but then I realized it's junks after all, why shouldn't I throw them, hahaa! But my MIL is worse, when she moved to a smaller house, we found junks of all kinds from plastic bags to small jars and all that's been kept from the 50's, lol!

    It's a matter of letting go of the things we don't need anymore but we think we would be needing them more someday that's hard to slip from our minds.

    PS...I left this comment to a post below (by mistake).

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  23. I'm always complaining to my hubby that he has a lot of junk around. hehe

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  24. haha, hide your stuff from wifey? Where? She probably knows the nooks and crannies in your house better than you do!

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  25. When we moved I put a lot of stuff on EBAY. I made roughly $550.00, much better than I expect and much better than any tagsale.

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  26. Good Luck with THAT!

    I too save / keep EVERYTHING. I am either overly sentimental or really obsessive!

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  27. Sriyany - First of all, welcome to my blog :D Secondly, I'm not all that attached to my junk, it's just t hat I can't find it in me to throw them away ... hehehe ...

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  28. Marlene - I think I have some stuff dating back to my childhood and that was a long time ago ... LOL!

    That's the problem with me, I always think that I'll have some future use for my junk which makes it difficult to get rid off!

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  29. Tammy - I'm beginning to think it's a guy thing ... LOL!

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  30. BT - Hahaha ... yeah, that would prove to be next to impossible cos wifey knows all my 'secret' hideouts anyway.

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  31. Diamond - Wow, that is a lot. I've really got to look through my junk again, who knows, I could be sitting on a gold mine! LOL!

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  32. Meleah - Well, join the club :D I'd like to look at it as being overly sentimental rather that really obsessive ... LOL!

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  33. Nick, i could use ebay to sell off my junks too..hehehe maybe i can earn some $$$ for selling all my unused stuffs at home.
    Like you said, all the junks will be space consuming if you don't get rid from its soon..hehehe

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  34. Yeah Nick.. Junkyard sale!! I am in need of some "junk" at the moment.. new place requires new junk! LOL!

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  35. Kadus Mama - I'm sure someone out there will find some of the junk we sell on eBay useful, kan?

    Yeah, soon my neighbour might just complain I keep too much junk pulak ... LOL!

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  36. Jen - A garage sale ... hmmm ... not a bad idea :D

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  37. Shemah - You need junk? LOL! The junkyard sale sounds like fun. Never had one in my entire life though ...

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  38. I don't collect junks & I love to throw things away! :-D

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  39. I used to be like that, well maybe not quite that bad, but multiple house moves eventually cured me. I had to be ruthless and start throwing things out rather than cart it all to the next place. Once a year I go through everything and have a big clean up but it doesn't get any easier.

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  40. Monica - You throw away junk? Trying selling on eBay la, maybe can make money ... LOL!

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  41. Romany Angel - Well, I have wifey to do that for me now. She's the no nonsense don't you dare keep junk around the house kinda girl ... LOL! If it wasn;t for her, I'd be living in a junk yard!

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  42. Man, I collect comics and my room is full of them. People can ask me for anything except to get rid away of them... :o)

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  43. Cidao - Oh I have loads of comics too :D And that is one thing my wife will never throw away cos she knows I've collect them since I was a kid ... hehehe ...

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