Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Dem Bones

Last year when my doctor ordered a bone density scan, I was afraid they might come back with a report that my bones were completely textbook parsimonious. My late husband was such a generous and giving soul. He didn't have a parsimonious bone in his body. In fact I think that's what pushed me in the direction of pinny-pinching and saving - or maybe it was my parent,s who had grown up in the depression when everything was precious and to be saved, reused, or re-purposed. If that weren't bad enough, my father was Scots and my mother was French and well, you know their reputation.
Yesterday when I was re-potting some paperwhites I'm forcing for Christmas, I got out a zippy bag of glass pebbles to put around them. I started to put the baggy back in the cupboard, and I thought, "Whoa, it's only a zippy, you don't need to clutter up a shelf with something you may will never need again." It made me think of all the little bits and bobs I have stored for years - "just in case I need them". What foolishness. Maybe that makes me a Jr. Hoarder. I don't know, but I think it is time to stop this silliness.

So, dear bloggers, my question to you is, do you save every little thing or do you discard easily?


Heather said...

Oh, I save most things and feel guilty when I do throw anything away, whether baggies or twist ties or cardboard boxes. I've got the Scottish ancestry plus my mother who literally keeps everything.

A Few Pennies said...

Your post made me smile. because---i have a habit of saving the "twist ties" from breadwrappers (you never know when you may need one.) --and I just recently quit saving coffee cans (how many coffee cans do we reallllly need?) Have a great week!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

It's a hard habit to give up. I save way too many things that I'll never use. The problem is that, when I throw something away, a month later I need it. That's why I save so much junk. That's my story & I'm sticking to it. I need to get some paperwhites started. Thanks for the reminder. laurie

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Well, I do save a lot because I am so sentimental but at the same time I LOVE to throw stuff out because it makes me feel so good! I go in spurts I suppose.

Your comment on the costume really made me laugh! Thank you so much for faithfully commenting!
Much Love,
The Parisienne Farmgirl

Barbara said...

Both!! Depends what it is!

lvroftiques said...

Oh my goodness I suppose it's a good thing I haven't been turned in to the Hoarders TV show because I save almost everything in the fear that I'll someday need it somehow....And it is silly because too much stuff becomes a burden pretty quickly. I do try to be cognizant of what I might be putting in a landfill.....Well there's my excuse!....Yeppers that's it.....I'm green! *winks* Thank you Priscilla for giving me your opion on my floors. I need all the help I can get. Vanna


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