There’s just so much fluff

I don’t know if there is a rule against filming inside people’s homes when they are open for inspection, but I have done it for some time.

There's just so much fluff

Fluffy Clutter

It’s only worthwhile when the houses have fantastic originality or good design ideas, but occasionally, like in the Balmain home below, they have quirks that are beyond belief.

This was a home of Pacific Islanders – who have long since moved out – with a serious passion for clutter, organised, sentimental and often fluffy clutter.


I have long been fascinated with the homes you pass by with possessions lining the verandahs and the door jammed open, often because it just can’t close.

A friend from school once took me into his mother’s room where she had magazines and papers piled higher than our heads. We stood before the madness sharing ideas on why she kept it all.

I am still none the wiser.

2 responses to “There’s just so much fluff

  1. Sash

    Oh my goodness. There’s almost no room to walk in. Wonder why the real estate agent hadn’t decluttered? Don’t they watch those shows where they fix up and declutter a place in order to sell it?

    But in defense of the home above, it’s not hoarding as much as a style of decorating ( i.e they seem to have framed every single picture they ever owned, plus love knick knacks and doilies). Very reminiscent of the homes of some very old people I know ( who have everything they own on display, usually covered by doilies)

  2. Glanville

    MARLENE: Well, to be honest, it just didn’t make it for me. It’s just so much fluff.

    JERRY: I can’t believe this. So what are you saying? You didn’t like my act, so that’s it?

    MARLENE: I can’t be with someone if I don’t respect what they do.

    JERRY: You’re a cashier!

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