Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wishful Wednesday

'I wish' .... I hadn't thrown ______ away!!

This one is actually kinda tough to answer. I HATE clutter so I often get in a purging mood where I throw a lot of stuff away (actually I usually donate it because most of it is reusable).

I am going to say probably clothing. There was one day I was trying to come up with a costume and I remembered having a bunch of items in my closet that I could use. When I went to retrieve the items from the back of my closet, they were gone. I quickly remembered that just a month prior I was cleaning out my closet and got rid of a bunch of stuff. I ended up having to go out and buy stuff similar to what I had previously given away. Grrrrr, I hate when that happens. I even went to the same Good Will I donated the clothes to to see if I could buy my stuff back. Haha.

I am weird though because I will keep little keepsakes forever. My grandpa keeps EVERYTHING and I remember being young and going through all the old stuff he had and hearing the stories that went along with it. Every time I contemplate throwing away little keepsake items I think to myself that maybe one day my kids and/or grandkids would enjoy looking at it so I keep it.

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Molly said...

Me too! I got rid of some stuff when we moved to Cali 3 years ago and I wish I had it back! Oh, well. I guess I'll go buy more. Hehe.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

This was a hard one for me too, and I totally know what you mean when it comes to wishing you kept that God-awful outfit for a costume one day!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Um, BINGO! I could have written this myself!
I now have a costume BIN down in my basement with all the stuff I might need for costumes! Like remember a few months ago, I wrote about how I tossed my pager! AND, then I really wanted it for a costume! And, i think it would be funny to show my kids one day what I had BEFORE cell phones! haha
I used to love going through my mom's old stuff, and I still have fun going through MY old stuff and its not THAT old yet. Now, that we have our house, I have lots of storage, so until I run out of storage space, I AM NOT tossing anything else! :)

Nikki said...

ooo great one!! I wish wish wish that I had enough room to save everything! I love going through my grandparents stuff in their attic and it makes me sad that I can't keep everything because we don't have the room. I'd probably say the same thing, clothing. I've given alot of clothes away from when I was in college that were really nice that I would want now!