Getting Rid of The Pile
Everyone has a place or two in their home that they become blind to seeing. A drop zone is one of them. In the daily travels we all have, there is one area in the home that always gets the brunt of mifit items or trinkets like:
- Junk Mail
- Greeting Cards
- Books you intend to read
- Items you were gifted that you have no idea what to do with
- A gift bag you want to use again, but forget is there
- Pens and note pads
- Address books that have been replaced by your phone
- The reusable store bags you forget you have
- A broken item you intend to fix
- A watch that needs a battery
This was my drop zone. And in preparing for some holiday fesitivities, I decided that the drop zone was going to be cleared. The items on top that had no immediate use were going to the trash. In a matter of thirty minutes, the area was transformed and a weight was lifted. I didn't realize how much having all that crap was weighing me down. Clearing it, and keeping it clear, has been so wonderful.
So the drop zone pile is gone, but now there is The Bathroom Box. This is a box from last Christmas when I had to clear items out of the guest bathroom that had piled up so my mother could use it. Mom was here for a few days around Christmas 2020. That blessed box is still sitting where I took it to be out of the way. And even looking at it today with a hint of intention to get rid of it, I shrugged my shoulders and walked away. So frustrating.
When I publish this listing I am going to walk straight to The Bathroom Box and be done with it. Clearly, nothing in there can be valuable or worth saving because my husband and I have not once in one year been bothered to look in it. It is time to say bye-bye to the dang thing.
What pile or box have you become blind to that would be a relief to tackle? Can you get to it before the end of the year? It might make a fantastic gift to yourself.