The Bare Minimum
One mama's real & occasionally humorous minimalism journey.
I love a container. Even better if it's cute! So here's one example of the sorts of containers I have all over my house. It's sweet. It's precious. It traps dust and gives me a free pass to be lazy.
Yep. Instead of actually putting my jewelry away, I toss it on this precious little jewelry holder...along with bobby pins, hair ties, and anything else I'm too lazy to put away.
You see, I sort of have this "why bother putting it away because I'm going to need it tomorrow" mentality. (That reminds me. I need to make my bed.) But the truth is that everything has a place, and if I simply put everything back in its place then my countertops would be clean, and this adorable jewelry holder wouldn't be overflowing with junk and littered with dust. And my countertops would be clean. (Oh, did I write that already?) Why don't I? Because I'm LAZY and because I have this cute little container.
So, I made the decision to get get rid of it. I gifted it yesterday through my local Buy Nothing group. I posted it, and it was picked up within a couple of hours.
But it's so cuuuuute! But it contains things! BUT...BUT...BUT! The real truth is that it was simply taking up space and needed. to. go.
So, now there's an APB out in my house for any suspicious-looking containers (you know the kind... precious little clutter catchers that are holding hostage items that already have a place to call home).