Clutter and Anticlutter

You may well be familiar with the concept of matter and antimatter. Or you may not. If you are, you don’t need me to explain it again. If you aren’t, I suggest that you consult Wikipedia or Dr Who, which is where most of my scientific knowledge comes from.

All I know is that when the two meet, the consequences are not good.

Clutter and anticlutter are slightly different. When the two meet there is no mystery of quantum physics or annihilation. There is merely a sigh, an old-fashioned look and a patient explanation.

You see, clutter is the undesirable accumulation of a husband. Anticlutter is the vital stock of craft supplies belonging to his wife. Things like paper straws, cardboard oddments and the fleeces of Jacobs sheep are essentials. Ordnance Survey maps from the 1950s, military cap badges and comic postcards are mere detritus.

When the two meet anticlutter survives, or even expands: only the clutter is annihilated. And possibly the husband, if he objects.

That, at least, is how Julia explains it.


19 thoughts on “Clutter and Anticlutter

  1. higgledypiggledymom

    Well, as we’re in a much smaller house, and I was-note that I- ruthless on the cleanup. A few things slipped by and are slowly making their way out. Wait! the kids still have stuff we’ve moved ’cause our storage area is still bigger. It’s endless!

  2. Clare Pooley

    I am the one who clutters up our house though I do try to get rid of stuff periodically. I also try to encourage Richard to keep things he is thinking of getting rid of just to make myself feel less guilty.

  3. Laurie Graves

    Dr. Who provides such a wealth of information! Next you’ll be going on about the space/time continuum. 😉


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