I wrote a post in October about the closet under the basement stairs, which has been much improved since my husband went through his piled-up junk, threw away some old boxing gloves and other things, and put the remaining items neatly in bags (yay). I had thought there wasn’t anything at the back except some old suitcases and freebie sports bags; but when I actually went in there and looked around, I found more stuff.

Three bags of junk in my basement 

The large white plastic bag has leis and other Hawaiian-themed stuff from my daughter’s 21st birthday party; there are old T-shirts in the small white plastic bag; and the other bag has a fold-up tent which, if I recall correctly, was left over from when my son was in Cub Scouts long, long ago.

It all looked pretty useless to me, but I never did get rid of any of it. My husband apparently felt that he had thrown away enough for one day. He said that he wanted to keep his old T-shirts, so I moved them to another closet; and then he said we might as well keep the tent because there was nothing wrong with it.

So, I just put the bag of Hawaiian party stuff in a corner of the basement with some of my daughter’s other things that need to get out of my house. Sometimes cleaning up clutter is slow going! The closet under the stairs looks much tidier now, though, so I would say it’s going well.

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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