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To be filed under: Things You Didn’t Know about Your Husband

By June 6, 2006moving, thoughts

Apparently when you try to sell your house, you’re supposed to make your prospective buyers think you don’t own any clothes, books or dishes — this way they look at your closets, bookshelves and cabinets and instead of seeing your stuff, they imagine their own. It’s like you want to make them think they’re looking at Real Simple magazine or the Hold Everything catalog which makes them think, “Man, I am so not this organized. If I lived in this house, I could be this organized too!” Although actually, this could backfire and you could make them feel guilty about how messy and overstuffed their own house is, and they’ll think, “Man, I could just go back to my house and get rid of all my stuff and then we’d have enough room!” A third option is that they’ll feel sorry for you and they’ll think, “Man, I gotta buy this house so these people can get some cash to go out and buy some stuff.”

Anyway, today I’m thinning out Bob’s closet and damned if I didn’t just discover that his shirts are organized by color.

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  • Adam Cohen says:

    freakin’ hilarious.

    not that he does it (tho that’s funny, too), but that you didn’t know.

    if you gotta have a secret in your closet, that’s a pretty good one to have.

  • Sarah says:

    Wow. How did you miss that before?

  • Erin Julian says:

    Lol! That is soooo awesome! I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to organize my shirts that way for years. Your husband must be pretty cool. 😀

    Good luck on selling your house, btw! I think it does help people if they can imagine their own stuff being organized in your house. Maybe having just a few things in your closets in pretty, organized-looking containers would be even more helpful than them being empty. But then again, what do I know? 😉

  • Bob says:

    Mr. Julia Roberts and Mr. Cher, if they exist (apologies if they don’t), are probably nodding their heads and saying, “Yes, yes. There are no secrets anymore, dirty or clean laundry. Get used to it. ” Such is the life of a famous spouse.

    But before you dig too deep into the mind of Bob, you’ll might want to know that I dress in the dark.

  • Lance says:

    So if you look really close you’ll see that they are organized by texture? The colors are just coincidental. By the way, that’s (or it was at one time) Lyle Lovett and Gregg Allman you’re talking about.

  • Larry says:

    I cannot wait to get home and photograph Al’s closet and show it to you. You can only imagine…

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