Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Good Intentions Remain Empty

I'm going to come clean and admit that I have a problem. I am a container addict. Yes, I like to purchase bins, boxes, tins, etc. all with the intent of storing various things in them. I see a container and -- whamo -- I'm drawn in.  My head starts imagining the following: Nate's toys put away in large bins, my craft & sewing supplies arranged in cute vintage suitcases, and various kitchen knick-knacks stored in some sort of order that would allow me to actually find that missing slotted spoon. Soooo, after my daydreaming is over, I purchase said container and head home. Then the nightmare begins. The container gets shoved into a closet, up onto a shelf, or (gasp!) stuck in the garage. See all of those pretty things in the pretty picture above? They're empty. Yup, empty. I've had a couple of them for at least a year. I know, it's shameful. My daydreams have not come to fruition because I'm lazy. Or because I procrastinate (I'll decide which one later). And yet I continue buying containers. That's probably not going to stop. But I can commit to actually using my boxes, etc. In fact, in preparation for this post, I was inspired to do this:

That would be all of my cookie cutters, birthday candles, and cookie decorating gadgets stored in one place. It looks so tidy, doesn't it? Well, that's just one thing crossed off the list. I'll keep you abreast of my progress [or not, because (a) I won't have made any progress or (b) this topic is just too boring for any of you to care about.]


Jen said...

I have those same polka dot tins- sitting in a closet- empty. My original thought was for art supplies for Avery. I also have another set of Ikea tins on my sewing shelves- also- empty.

You're not alone :)

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid this is in your DNA on your mother's side - yep, me and Grandpa Joe - organized, and a container for everything. I guess there could be worse habits. xoxo Nate's Gramma