What are the Top 3 things you should have thrown away... like, yesterday?
I was planning another post for today, but this topic seems tailor-made for me. In fact, I am not sure how I can possibly choose only three items I could throw away. I am a keeper. A hoarder. A stasher. Some of this comes from the feeling of not having enough money. I think being a stay-home mom, I realize that we have to make our money count. I am not perfect at this (see my Target splurges) but it does make me want to keep what we have...just in case. Few things irk me more than having to re-buy something we tossed or donated, thinking we were done with that.
3. I am currently storing 3 baby crib mattresses. Two of them are in my attic. Now, I do have a large walk-in attic, so it's not like they are bothering anyone, but 3? I know. I need to take them to the donation drop-off. And I will, but the one has a torn cover and I am sure they will reject it...so I made a sort of make-shift dog bed out of it.
That is probably very tacky of me, but my doggie loves it. Maybe I will make a cover for it to disguise it a little. As for the other 2, they will be donated. I am certainly not using them now. I just kept keeping them, thinking I MIGHT use them. You never know when you'll need a spare, right?
2. In my medicine cabinet, I have a ton of pregnancy-related stuff: gentle iron tabs, evening primrose oil, prenatal vitamins and possible some homeopathic supplements for helping to start labor. These supplements were expensive! So I cannot stand to flush them down the toilet.
I keep thinking I will start back on the iron tabs, just in case. As for the evening primrose oil, if you ever used it you do not ever want to smell it again, so you will understand that I will not be taking it any time soon, but I will keep it until it has expired...or maybe a tad longer so I can truly justify the toss. :)
1. Lately, I have noticed sure signs that I am OLD. Some of you are blogging about beautiful dresses that are practically identical to the one I wore to prom in 1990...or the shoes I wore to homecoming in 1987. I tossed most of that stuff, thinking it was old and out of style(except for my Doc Martins and the prom dresses) . I am older AND wiser now! I am keeping it all from now on. It seems so crazy to go buy something I already had and probably can only get 50 cents for at a rummage sale! My Junior Prom was the one prom when I had a boyfriend, so I got a NICE dress. At the time, it was really expensive. I still remember going into the boutique with my girls and trying them on...It was so worth it. I had a great time and felt like a princess.
Anyhoo... I still have it and I am keeping it! Along with the wilder, more daring and *ahem* cheaper (wink) Senior Prom dress, some bridesmaids dresses AND of course my wedding and rehearsal dresses, all of Princess's formal dresses so far...and a few other goodies. I know, I am a little CRAZY, but seriously, are you surprised?