That’s household clutter, of course, not body fat, although several of the web sites I was perusing at 04 00 this morning suggested that overweight and excess clutter sometimes extend from the same section of the brain. Not to worry, there’s no consistent correlation. I’ve known some pretty skinny individuals who were notorious packrats — my great-uncle, for instance. While his daughter and son-in-law were attempting to bring his domicile up to fire regulation code standards by taking his junk out one door, he was hauling it back in by another. Eventually they succeeded at carting away three dumpsterloads.
Anyway. I have decided to weigh the stuff in our apartment that gets tossed in the process of packing. There was 17 pounds’ worth today, most of it paper. The manufacturers of recycled toilet tissue should give us discount coupons.
I’m also weighing the cartons intended for moving. So far, the ratio in weight between traveling and trashed is exactly 50:50. Kind of exciting, isn’t it? Don’t you just love reality blogs?