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Purge Thursday: Spree!

Filed under Purge Thursday by at 4:58 pm on Mar 05 2009

spreePlease note that chewy Spree is an abomination.


I don’t have much to show you today, no fancy pictures of my junk. Yesterday I found a large, sturdy shopping bag sitting in the bedroom from Christmas shopping or something. Rather than just throwing it away, I ran around the house grabbing obvious things I want to get rid of until I filled the bag up. The bag which is on its way to goodwill is currently holding:

  • 4 stuffed animals
  • 4 pairs of jeans
  • 6 more candles/candle holders
  • 2 bras

Next time I’m out and considering tossing impulse buys into my shopping bag, I need to think about how annoying it will be when I’m going on a purging spree through my house tossing things in a bag because I know I don’t need them and can’t use them. Of course, you never think those things you’re buying today are going to end up this way, do you?

I once came up with this rule, based on my fetishy relationship to tiny houses and my fantasy life where I live in one, wherein if I were trying to get rid of something I would say, “would I want this in my tiny house?” and hope to make a snap decision based on that. As time has passed, I’ve stopped applying this directly because I should make use of the house I do live in, which is far from tiny. But it’s still there in the back of my head, and was certainly present yesterday on my purging spree.

One Response to “Purge Thursday: Spree!”

  1. 1 Angela @ Lost In Splendoron 06 Mar 2009 at 10:25 am

    I love tiny houses! They are so sweet and cute and perfect. Big houses actually kind of wig me out. I don’t think I would be able to relax if I owned one. So much to worry about.

    I know when KC and I get our apartment (whenever that will be) I will definitely going through the purge. There will be a lot to get rid of.


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