Many years ago, my kids played Nintendo 64 and Xbox games in a comfortable nook in the basement, sitting on beanbags. The old TV that they used is long gone. More recently, my son helped himself to the TV stand, leaving an empty spot in the basement. But it’s not quite empty, because there are still old squashed beanbags, disconnected speakers, and game stuff down there.


I’ll ask whether anyone in my family wants the beanbags and speakers before I get rid of them, but I tend to doubt it because they’ve been in the same spot without anyone using them for so long. More likely, everyone just got used to seeing them in that area and paid no attention to them—which is, of course, the usual way that a house ends up with clutter!

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!


  1. aw, poor beanbags 🙁 Sounds like they had a good run though 🙂

  2. I used to love sitting in bean bags when I was young. Yes I would say that if they been sitting there that long with no one using them, that its safe to get rid of them 🙂 I know I have boxes that I have sitting in my basement that could be gotten rid of!!

    Hey I wanted to finally get back to you about some words for a story and I plan to use the words you gave me soon!! My words for you are Hurricane, jellybeans and a chamelon 🙂 Have fun!

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