Friday, October 16, 2009

“Packed Away” Because It’s So Special


Here is a question for all of you:

Do you keep things packed away “because they are so special??”

For years Mom, and I, used to keep our very special things carefully packed away. I mean, they were special, so we didn’t want them to get damaged or messed up. Carefully stashed, nice and neat, free from getting dirty or tainted or stained or dusty.


Then one day I realized:

When would we get to enjoy these special things if they were kept packed away? What special, special occasion might ever happen to warrant these special things being brought out of their special safe place?


I suppose there are some good reasons to keep things packed. In case of a fire or flood, you never know when you have to grab and run.


Or to pass them on to children or relatives. Will they love and cherish them, do you think?

I have no kids, so it’s not like I need to “keep them special” for them.

So I decided to start enjoying as many of the “special things” as I can.


But here is another downside. When you start pulling stuff out to “enjoy it”, it starts to take up a lot of surface space:


And then it grows on beds.


And more beds.


And it starts to spread on the floor:


I’m the kind of person who prefers one item on a table, streamline, slick, zero clutter.

I’m allowing the pink room to be the special things display room, but it’s spreading already.

Now I love my stuff, and all those “special things”, but I appeal to all of you:

Do you enjoy your stuff?

And then…

How do you deal with your stuff?