When my husband and I bought a new washer and dryer last year, keeping the old set (from 1998) seemed like the practical thing to do. After all, it still worked (though noisy and rusty) and our daughter was graduating from college, so we thought she might want it. We put the old set in a corner of the basement where it was out of the way. I am not sure how a carpet remnant ended up on top of it…

Old washer and dryer, unplugged in a basement corner. 

Our daughter is still living here while she ponders going to graduate school to become a nurse practitioner. She is making good money in her job at the hospital, and it’s highly unlikely she would ever want that rusty old washer and dryer after using our nice new front-loading set for over a year. Trying to be practical just meant clutter! Definitely time to call a thrift store that picks up donations.

About Clutter Comedy: Every Sunday (which I envision as a day of rest after a productive week of de-cluttering) I post a Clutter Comedy article describing my most memorable clutter discovery of the week. Other bloggers who wish to join in are welcome—just post a link in the comments! There’s no need to publish any “before” photos of your clutter, if they are too embarrassing. The idea is simply to get motivated to clean it up, while having a bit of fun too!

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