When Enough is Too Much

And knowing when to stop collecting things.

Carol Burt
3 min readMay 2, 2023

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I have been spending this beautiful spring day trying to clean out my drawers. No, no, not my underwear. Heavens, no. I’m not that old yet! I mean the drawers in chests that hold my clothes. And it is one onerous and frustrating job.

I won’t finish today. It may never be finished — until my kids haul all this mess out into a dumpster after I’m dead and gone.

What woman needs 22 pairs of pajamas? And some bottoms and tops that have no matching tops or bottoms. Why do…

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Carol Burt

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.