Saturday, November 14

Clutter -De Management !

Does anyone remember this show called crystal maze?? well,my house is exactly like a set of crystal maze.. To navigate the guest bedroom one has to jump over bags of bric brac, chocolate supplies, bags of clothes in various states of unuse( yeah,some salwars don't have naada , some have a tear,some have been abandoned for reasons not known to mankind.. I have around 50 different taxonomical classifications,you see), dabbas with God knows what,cassettes,cds,books,bags, boxes filled to the brim with papers and bottles and of course the usual suspects.. a couch,a computer table,newpaper stand.. Now,sometimes it does cross my mind that i am abusing a poor lil 70 sq ft space..How can someone cram so much stuff into one lil patch? well,ergonomically it can be done.. and i have a master belt in that !!

For the curious minded,The Guest bedroom is called that cos Hubby and i delude ourselves into thinking that someday human beings might actually want to inhabit that space.. As far as any guest accommodation goes,the couch on the living room is the most hospitable space at home..more hospitable than even the bedroom!..That's not a random observation.. something someone actually told us !! .The poor lil bedroom is crammed with more stuff,of course!! ..there are bars of chocolates,papers,papers ,more papers (god knows where they come from !!!) and all kinds of junk.. My maid finds it an ordeal to jump over these packets of Happiness & materialism and tells me everyday that i should be moving out and looking for a new house ..!! huh !!!

So,thats what we are gonna do..We have a lot of memories(good and bad) in this house.. and though it might not be a palace,its a place where a lot of changes happened in our life.. Maybe,that's why we need to find another place..I would have to start with de-cluttering as much as possible.. Now,thats going to be an ordeal .. How does one throw out the empty bottles of Johnny walkers and study materials on Credit crunch,which are no longer useful to me ? ..sigh!!!...tough times ahead !

17 comments:

11thoughts said...

ohhh crystal maze was so much fun!!

avdi said...

oh that ganja in crystal maze. I loved that programme. With my sucky skills at picking up and putting away, my house is pretty cluttered as well.

Deeps said...

Ah!your post reminded me de-cluttering has been long overdue in this house as well :D

Dhanya said...

My maid finds it an ordeal to jump over these packets of Happiness & materialism and tells me everyday that i should be moving out and looking for a new house ..!! huh !!!

<<<< Rofl! Nice maid you got there ;) I swear maids are just getting more sly as days pass by. Crystal maze used to be one of my fav shows. I wonder why they stopped it? It was so much fun. Oh yeah, try not to make your new house a crystal maze AGAIN! :D Best of luck!

Bedazzled said...

11 thots .. good to have u here !! i used to looouuurve crystal maze!!

Avdi.. Ganja was the most important reason i used to watch it .. he used to make it fun ! i miss that show !!

Deeps.. lol !! tough times ahead for u as well,babe?? ;-)

Dhanya .. This one's older and nice. she is a keeper !!! i mite stick on to this house just becos of her.. she even gives me tips on where to buy veggies cheap !!! .. i have just lucked in after a long time ..

Smita said...

The extra room at our place is used as a dumping ground :D and is cleaned only the day we are expecting some guests :D

PNA said...

Packing time. And that reminds me how much nonsense I have collected and kept inside this room of mine, decluttering to begin from ur inspriation...

Crystal Maze was wonderful I used to catch it at 6:30 am on Sundays, Star World..

vimmuuu said...

You hadnt cleaned that place since Jan (that was when our Potluck was !) ?????? :D :D :D :D

Angel's Flight said...

Dang girl for sometime I thought u were describing my living space...but then i realized i had just spring/ fall cleaned...muhahahahah!

good luck moving...I just went through that experience!...tedious but so good for the cleaning part!!

Bedazzled said...

smita.. that used to be our philosophy also .. sadly there is so much stuff crammed in there that even cleaning before guests come is too much of a hassle !!

PNa.. welcome in here .. de-clutter is the new mantra !! good luck ..u a fan of crystal maze as well !!.. they should start reruns again !! i am sure a lot of us will watch it !!

Vimmuu..hoarding is a full time profession.. so even if occasional cleaning happens, more boxes get added and u know how small my house is .. dats the problem!

Shalini.. arggghhhh!!! not fair !!!! the mess gets bigger the more u get into it !! .. i cant manage to clean for more than 31 minutes everyday .. at this rate it will take me atleast a year to finish the room !!

wise donkey said...

be brave, be merciless, i have been there. probably (oh yes) worse than you..but now i am totally for decluttering..trust me its soooo peaceful. but the worst part - its a continous process.
like weight gain..u have to take control over it everyday otherwise it creeps up on you.

why dont u start a declutter blog and blog about something u throw away everyday:D

i remember crystal maze..it was fun show..

Bedazzled said...

wise donkey.. thats a funny handle.. welcome here .. the blog does sound like a sooper cool idea !!! control over it.. ummm.. too much effort ,na?? :-) ..

Bedazzled said...

wise donkey.. thats a funny handle.. welcome here .. the blog does sound like a sooper cool idea !!! control over it.. ummm.. too much effort ,na?? :-) ..

WhatsInAName said...

Oh I loved that game as well. Very well executed. Indian tv has tried to emulate it but cud never match the std. That reminds me of another team game with funny props. And even games were crazy like ppl dressed like kids in pram and they would need to pick some objects and collect it and the team collecting max used to win. I forget the name.
Anyways, change is the only constant. We have to move on and grow. I can understand the pain. But that s life :) oops heavy fundas these.

Divya said...

i used to be crazy about crystal maze :D

damn i want to see it again.

Bedazzled said...

WIAN.. OMg.. what gyan yaar@@@@@....(thats my eye popping out ..). i dont know ehich game u r talking abt but i used to be crazy abt this show in DD .. basically some german stuff with english voice overs.. they used to have crazy competitions among groups .. Ah,miss those days !!!

Divya.. yeah !! i was just thinking that !!..wish someone would air crystal maze again !!

Bedazzled said...

WIAN.. OMg.. what gyan yaar@@@@@....(thats my eye popping out ..). i dont know ehich game u r talking abt but i used to be crazy abt this show in DD .. basically some german stuff with english voice overs.. they used to have crazy competitions among groups .. Ah,miss those days !!!

Divya.. yeah !! i was just thinking that !!..wish someone would bring obrien back !!