Are you thinking of downsizing from the family home? Or just de-cluttering I readiness for that one day in a few years move? I have been motivated to de-clutter after some health scares and near misses that made me think life can suddenly be very short.
So whilst from time to time, I have gone through cupboards, drawers and the accumulation of stuff on the floor in the indoor garage that we use for storage of ‘stuff’, I have not really had a huge de-clutter clear out. This week, I started in earnest.
I have actually de-cluttered huge amounts and other than the fact that I do have a little extra space in kitchen cupboards….you can hardly see any difference. I have a long way to go still – lots of little things lurking in stuffed and over flowing drawers.
Now there is one drawer that presents a problem.
I know we all have them. The after dark drawer.
The sexy nightie, the undercut bra, the skimpy clothing that my bulging muffin top wobbly tummy just won’t fit into anymore. The suspender belt that would cut off my circulation if I wore it….well if I could get it up over my two thighs anyway. The saucy outfit, the fluffy handcuffs and then….well…..you know…… Well I didn’t think the Op shop would really appreciate these donations and I couldn’t see taking other stuff… to the electronics area at the tip.
And I can hardly ask my daughter, “darling, I have a few things in my bottom drawer and hidden in the top of my wardrobe, that you might like to look through and see if there is anything you would like”.
So I was wondering how do women downsizing and de-cluttering dispose of their sex paraphernalia — and any all those items you have hidden out of sight.
I was thinking, if something was to suddenly happen to me, I don’t really want the children consumed in grief and clearing out your house, to find any sex items . What would they think? Oh my god, my mother had sex? Oh my god, I don’t want to touch this – where are the rubber gloves? Actually there might be some rubber gloves in ‘that’ drawer.
You may be thinking, “Who cares what my friends or children find in the house? I will be will be dead anyway.”
And of course, there is suitable timing. Maybe you might need these sex toys and clothes into your 70 or 80’s. But what does one do in the meantime? Where do we keep these articles and when is the right timing to dispose – when we work out how to dispose – of our intimate behind closed doors life.
Perhaps we might ask a close friend let’s call them ‘Personal Item Eradicators’, to come over and clear the house after we die (or if critically ill in hospital/hospice). Your Personal Eradicator could be given a list of items to be destroyed and their hiding places — you don’t want to be in intensive care screaming, “Top of the wardrobe in a black box!” You may find yourself been given a calming injection.
Well back to my de-cluttering and wondering what to do with the skimpy clothing that I doubt my muffin top will be reduced anytime soon, to wear again.
So then, how will you dispose and when do you think is the right time to dispose of your sex toys and items of clothing?