More from Corinne


But wait! There’s more! I have yet ANOTHER competition! You can win something of Corinne Grant’s … something she de-hoarded from her own home… something that has a little history in her life.

Of course, this is a reference to Corinne’s new book “Lessons in Letting Go: Confessions of a Hoarder” which is available at our web store.

To enter, simply tell me (below) the one thing of yours you couldn’t part with – even if Corinne begged you for it.

The most creative or funniest or honest answer wins.  Comp closes 7pm AEST 7/11/10 so make sure your entry is in by then.  Good luck!

14 responses to “More from Corinne

  1. Okay, I have a serious collection that has been going for some time now. I’m not sure how it started or why, perhaps it was (and still is) my inability to part with ANYTHING… It’s growing every week and I’m not sure what I would do with them in the end… but my Plastic Bread Bag Tie is mine and I am quite proud of it. It represents my life as a “housewife”, making sandwiches for our work each day… or my lack of discipline in throwing out crap??!!

  2. A – um – not even sure what to call it. Its a novelty piece, made of cast aluminium. On the front is a man and woman, walking side by side. The woman has a shy grin on her face. Turn it over to the back, and you learn why. Makes me laugh each time I look at it. If you want to know the details of what the back shows, you will ask to email me privately :-).

  3. I’m like surgically attached to my pillow. I take my pillow everywhere when I travel and have to sleep on the same pillow everynight. I love smelling my own pillow. I’m a pillow-biter, literally! 😉

  4. The one item of mine I would not part with would be my gorgeous handmade keyholder my son made at kinder…..it is a painted wooden loveheart, with a border of buttons and a photo of Xavier smiling in the middle. Below the photo is a hook, where both my lanyard with my banking internet code tag and my keys go. Before I had this wonderful Mothers Day gift, I would ‘regularly’ lose my keys…..’could be on the bookshelf…or the bench….or my dressing table…….’ (you get the drift!!!) I love handcrafted gifts and this one is essential now that I use it everyday, and has helped me to form a good (time saving) habit too!!!

  5. I still have my school port from when I first started school. It’s over 40 years old and has moved with me whenever I have moved house. I will not throw it out. It’s the only material thing I have that represents my life as a child.

  6. The one thing I would not part with for ANYTHING (apart from my darling husband ) is my guitar which I have had for nearly fifty years. As a hippy folksinger in the 60’s and 70’s, I took my guitar, in its label-covered case, every where I was performing. The case is battered and some of the labels are hard to read, and the handle is now a piece of cord, but my guitar is still warm and loving in its green felt bed.

  7. I too was going to say you can’t have my husband – although that would solve many of my clutter related issues (LOL) I’d have to say I couldn’t part with the photo holder magnets on the fridge. Both are from places we’ve been on holidays to and I’ve been meaning to insert photos of us when at those places, but in the meantime their presence reminds me of good times.

  8. After thinking about this, I could not bear to be without the hard drives that my husband has set up with all our photos, music, movies etc. Despite being an incessant scribbler and hoarder of bits of paper… I have my most treasured possessions digitised.
    Perhaps I need to devote some time to the baby books (just in case).

  9. One of the things I couldn’t part with is a little raggedy, well worn, tiny slip of tatty, yellowing paper that my daughter wrote her very first shopping list on aged around 4 (she is nearly 30). I’ve carried it in my purse all these years and love it! I still remember the look on her gorgeous little face when she proudly gave it to me. She hadn’t started school yet so couldn’t yet spell properly but I knew exactly what she wanted and noted the order of each item. Here is the list:

    isblox
    apuls
    bred
    met
    iscrem
    tea
    vegbls

  10. I would never part with my father’s concertina. He learnt to play in England in his twenties. My grandfather designed the endplates with Australian native animals and plants and had the concertina made for him. I grew up listening to my father play folk music on the concertina. He passed away in 2007. I don’t play it very much but when I open the case, pick it up and play some notes, the smell, the feel of the little metal buttons and the sounds are very special.

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