In today’s world, there are lots of activities to keep us busy—concerts, sporting events, road races, and more. But what’s to be done with all the T-shirts? For most of us, they’re not everyday wear and just take up closet space, sprawling from one stack into another. We might find uses for them occasionally, such as yard work or painting. They might come in handy for keeping a puppy warm on a snowy November day…

Puppy wearing an old T-shirt. 

But in truth, they’re mostly just clutter and need to be dealt with as such. Running that half-marathon 20 years ago might have been fun, but that doesn’t mean the T-shirt has to be kept forever. The memories can be preserved just as well by taking digital photos of the shirts before turning them into rags or just throwing them directly into the trash—and honestly, after decades have gone by they probably aren’t much more than rags anyway.

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. Oooh, I’ve got lots of clutter stories — am I allowed to publish the ones where I secretly throw away my husband’s clutter? 🙂

    • Hee hee, now I’m imagining “Clutter Wars” with a Star Wars soundtrack… sure, if you write something like that, feel free to post a link here! I generally leave my husband’s clutter alone, though, because otherwise he might throw mine away. Mutual assured clutter destruction, yikes. 🙂

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