What Lessons Can Be Learned from Grey Gardens?

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In the 1975 documentary 'Grey Gardens' and the 2009 film of the same name, viewers are given an inside look into the lives of two reclusive, eccentric women, both named Edith Beale. The mother-daughter team spent over 50 years living in absolute squalor in an old, dilapidated house in the Hamptons that was overrun with cats, raccoons, overgrown shrubbery, and filth.

Obviously, Big Edie and Little Edie didn't do a very good job of taking care of themselves or their property. Talk about a heap of garbage! So let's take a few minutes to learn from their mistakes. Click through to find out which important life lessons we can take away from 'Grey Gardens.'