April 5, 2015 · 4 comments · Categories: Musings · Tags:

This week’s clutter blog comes to you from the depths of the toy and school supplies closet in the room that used to be my kids’ study. Next to a pair of portable intercom devices, which are old enough that the white plastic is turning yellow, I found a tiny phone. Although it plugs into a jack and is usable, I would call it a toy, and a very antiquated one at that.

Set of two portable intercom devices and a toy phone. 

I don’t quite remember when my daughter got the tiny blue phone, but it must have been before she had a mobile phone—she certainly wouldn’t have had any interest in it after that! So I’m guessing it sat on the closet shelf without anyone using it ever since we moved into this house. And I’m pretty sure the kids never talked to each other on the intercoms after getting their own phones, either. Time marches on, like it always does; and it certainly marched past this stuff long ago!

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. We had a pair of those as well long time ago…they were green. They did not come with us when we moved to FL over 4 years ago. Nobody had used them for a long time 🙂

  2. Haha, hilarious! That stuff was so cool in the 90s though 🙂 as a 90s kid, I dreamed of one day living in a home with an intercom system. I finally did a few years ago in Vegas. Even though the intercom system was obviously dated, I still thought it was cool! Like living my own version of the fresh prince of bel-air…20 years later

    • Glad you finally got to enjoy it! I remember when I was a kid, those security intercoms to let people into apartment buildings seemed so high-tech…

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