Too much excitement just might kill me!
My house is full of products meant for consumption that have yet to be consumed. They’re in every room – in the kitchen it’s jars of spices, teabags and fancy grain products. In the bathroom it’s hair gel, face masks and congealed lip gloss. In the laundry, it’s those all those cleaning products that claim to make cleaning the shower easier, but never do. And so it goes on.
This is of course entirely apart from the other junk I have – how many pizza cutters does one household need?
But it all hangs around for the same reason. ME. I appear to be incapable of throwing away things that may some day be useful. Even when my spices are 3 years past their use by date, or so caked into the jar that I couldn’t get them out if I tried. That lip gloss would still be fine if I gave it a stir! Never mind that I wear lip gloss <em>maybe</em> twice a year.
Why is all this stuff so hard to get rid of? I guess it feels wasteful (and it is) to throw away something that could be used. But what’s the point of keeping it for another 10 years and then throwing it away once it is truly past redemption? It just clutters up the place.
I need to have a purge. Someone talk me into it. And then come over and babysit so I can get it done!
Do you hoard stuff that might be useful ‘one day’? Or do you chuck stuff with reckless abandon?