I don’t live in filth & I don’t collect empty containers, bottles, moldy food, or live animals, but as I walked into my spare bedroom to drop my latest useless purchase from Micheal’s dollar bins I looked at the quickly disappearing floor and was somewhat startled. When did this happen? Several months ago this room was completely bare. Why exactly did I purchase three tiny picture frames that will not hold any normal sized photo in them? Right next to where I had dropped them was yet another Micheal’s bag from one of my last trips full of metal hanging votive holders. Still untouched, and unused. I intend to use them as cute decor for a spring or summer bbq… but will I?
If I purchase something just to throw it in a spare room unused then obviously I did not need it to begin with. It is hard for me, I admit, to pass up cute little items that only cost 1$ but they are all adding up, one by one, bag by bag. I find myself making similar justifications as those on the “Hoarding” shows. “I can find some use for this.” or “Someone will use it.” or “It was only a dollar.” So for me NO MORE dollar bins, and no more collecting things I didn’t even know I collected. Until I actually use the items I already have waiting in my spare room you will not see me perusing the dollar aisle… I promise :)