Thursday, February 4, 2010
Week 5-Part 2
So maybe it's the day or the fact that I have 2 dirty bathrooms and pawprinted tile to clean but I felt compelled to blog about my drawer/cupboard/shelf/box a day challenge again this week. I am learning a lot about myself. While I always knew that I was a packrat I have discovered that I am a packrat of the worst kind. The disturbing kind you read about in magazines(like saving baby teeth didn't tip me off). Case in point. Yesterday I threw away aproximately 20-30 plastic lids. Maybe 3 plastic bowls. Not because I am saving the bowls but because there were only 3 bowls and 30 lids. I had a five year supply of lids should I meet up with someone who had a five year supply of plastic bowls that possibly would fit the size lids I have. Today I threw away the little bitty straws that I bought to go with the drink container I bought for my son's lunchbox when he was in First grade. I threw out the drink container a week after I got it b/c it leaked in his lunchbox but felt like I needed to keep the straws for some strange hoarder reason. My son is now a senior in High School. So going here with the notion that anyone can change, I've decided to keep 3 pot holders in the drawer instead of 7, I even threw out the used birthday cake candles in the dust tacky plastic sandwich baggie and the baby medicine spoons, though I did opt out to keep the singing birthday candle holder and candle. Baby steps.