Clean Up

“This ought to go to that garage sale. That should be thrown out…”

“But why? That bicycle might still be of use. And, we can store so many things in this box. That knotted rope will come in handy… sometime.”


The photo prompt has been given by Alicia Jamtaas at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the word prompt (Knot) has been given for the Six Sentence Stories hosted by Denise Farley.

30 responses to “Clean Up”

  1. There’s always a chance anything could come in handy again!

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  2. Yep! Hoarding is rewarding! 🤣

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    1. cat crawled across the key board. i like the post. not sure what the cat meant.

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      1. I hope it was good things 😅

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  3. It’s a sad state of affairs when the bikes are drying racks; yep, have a yard sale.

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  4. I’ll buy your “just the right size” story. 😉

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  5. Don’t store it for “someday,” because it’s not a day of the week!

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    1. I’m sure we can invent it

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  6. I dread to think what the knotted rope will come in handy for!

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    1. I’m sure it’ll be something good… Hopefully

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  7. The dilemma of decluttering summed up in only 40 words. Beautifully shown.

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  8. And that is the birth of a hoarder 🙂

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    1. Well, they do make some good arguments.

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  9. That box does look useful. Even the bicycle and knotted rope.

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    1. Everything has a purpose in that place 😉

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  10. If it doesn’t spark joy? Fine.
    But within a few weeks of getting rid of it, its absence will spark frustration; so many alternate uses!
    Fun, succinct Six!

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    1. But even if they keep it they’ll probably never find it when they actually need it.

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      1. Oh yeah, I vibe to that! 😉😄

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  11. I think there was a veiled threat with the knotted rope comment. Don’t touch my stuff! 🙂

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    1. Or maybe a genuine plea 🙂

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  12. Dear Bernadette,

    It’s really hard for a packrat to clean up. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I agree, it’s more of a trial & error 🙂

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