I was in my laundry room the other day, and reached for the liquid detergent. There were two containers, side by side. I picked the left one and it was almost empty. I looked at the one on the right and realized it was half full.
Then I noticed the same situation with the fabric softener. Two containers, half full. Hmmm. Is this a pattern?
I started perusing the house. Two shampoo bottles, half full. Two body wash bottles, 3 nail polish remover bottles, 2 partial bags of chocolate chips, 3 half-packages of spaghetti noodles, 2 bags of rice, 3 jelly jars (same kind of jelly, each 1/4 full), 3 peanut butter jars, 2 coffee cans, 2 dish detergent bottles, 2 boxes of pantiliners....oh, my. All opened. All partially full. Why, yes. I do believe this is a pattern.
Apparently, in the excitement of having something new, I hurry to open things before I've even used up the old stuff. Just what does that say about my life, if having a new jar of peanut butter gives me such a thrill? Its like the old one just doesn't do it for me anymore and I need the rush of popping a new safety-seal to make me complete. It's sad, I tell you.
Today's Small Thing is to consolidate things around your house.
In the fight against clutter, this is an easy way to eliminate extra containers and create more space. You might be surprised how many things can be combined into one unit, so you have less stuff to deal with.
Let's have a little contest! How many items can you consolidate? Make two tallies: one for the starting number of items and another for the final consolidated number. Example two shampoo bottles into one.
Winner will receive an art piece from my studio, which I will raid for this event! Email your totals to me by Thursday morning, 8am CST and I'll grab something fun and creative off my workspace for the person who consolidates the most!
Song of the Day: Happy Together, The Turtles