Apartment Therapy Survey: Discard Someone Else's Stuff?

Apartment Therapy Survey: Discard Someone Else's Stuff?

Beth Zeigler
Feb 5, 2010

020510trash-01.jpgConfession time. We just started watching The Real Housewives of Orange County (our newest of many guilty pleasures). The last episode featured Tamra, mother of 3, who's decluttering her home in preparation for a short sale. During the families purge session, Tamra was having trouble convincing her daughter to part with toys that she had outgrown.

We were hardly surprised when Tarmra quickly tossed some of her daughters toys when she wasn't looking and proceeded to say, "she'll never know." It's an all too familiar situation that we've also experienced when working with clients. The husband hasn't seen (or used) their gadgets so the wife puts the items out to pasture. We can understand the desire to have your home exactly as you'd like (and the frustrations that arise when a family member just won't let go). But we're curious...

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