What: Reusable Bags
Why: Reusable bags are one of those multi-purpose items. You can use them at a grocery store, to carry your food to potlucks, to store those heavy items that would rip a plastic bag, and are wonderful to take on trips. Many businesses offer free reusable bags as promotions or gifts. They have almost replaced the free calculator or mug that used to be offered it seems. Even though reusable bags are a wonderful thing, they are becoming one of those things we are collecting too many of. How often do you really use ALL of your reusable bags at once? Even a good thing, such as reusable bags, can cause clutter and take up unnecessary space.
1. Find all of your reusable bags – look in closets, the kitchen, your car, under the bed, whatever and wherever you store them.
2. Do any of them have holes in them or are they dirty? Wash, donate, or throw them away.
3. Take an honest inventory of how many you use at one time on average and put them aside.
4. Look at the ones you don’t use. Ask yourself if you have ever used them all? If you are still being honest with yourself, you will probably have some extras. Just donate them. Get them out of the house!
Confession of the Day: I would keep all of the reusable bags I would get because I saw them as a “good” thing. Why would I ever get rid of reusable bags? Seems kind of backwards, right? Before I knew it, the hook I kept them all on, wasn’t able to hold them all. It was time to purge. I never used them all at one time and that was when I decided to donate the ones I didn’t use. Free up your closets. Free up your house. Free yourself of clutter!