It's Friday and time to join Kate Moutang and #FiveMinuteFriday. Today's prompt is Collect. Of course my shallow mind turns to thing and hence my post is about stuff. Read on…
Some days I think I have a problem. Of collecting stuff. I in no way think I'm a hoarder but there are certain items I can't get enough of. Such as….
- soap (specifically bar)
- cleaning supplies
- food (I like to stockpile the freezer)
So what drives me to purchase and collect these things no matter if I already have enough at home?
Well my motto for soap is that you can never have too much. It's used daily and makes great gifts. True enough even though I can buy 12 bars at the drop of a hat it's not long before my stash is dwindling and I need to purchase more to keep the family nice and clean.
For cleaning supplies I'm always hoping the next one works better than the one before it. I'm trying to remedy this collecting habit because too many cleaning products only breeds confusion. I do like my cleaning products. Especially when there is a sweet scent attached but it makes more sense to keep it to the necessities. I think in addition to looking for the next best cleaner I like trying new things.
When it comes to food it could be I have not so fond memories of living overseas as a child where barely anything covered the grocery store shelves. There is an underlying fear of not having enough food so when I see something on sale, at a really good price, I tend to “load up”.
What about you? Do you collect anything?
Closets, bins, and boxes are a real necessity. Storage does not mean unnecessary hoarding; it means definite planning as to bin, box, or closet and the systematic arrangement of the contents of each – a place for everything.