One of the blogs I’m incorporating here is Ms. Pack Brat. I started it to chronicle my attempts to clean up and declutter my home. I’m not a hoarder, per se. It’s more that I’m too lazy to get rid of what I don’t need or use. (There’s an element of physical labor involved, as I live on the top floor of a walk-up condo and some things are too big or heavy for me to lift and carry.)
Multiply that with being a shopping channel junkie. I watch them for entertainment, but then I’ll see something that will (supposedly) make my life easier and more organized. I end up with too much stuff, and a load of cardboard boxes.
When the cleaners come, they have to work around a lot of junk I haven’t removed. This week was a little worse than usual as I’ve been on a buying jag lately: new printer, new phones (cell and land line), new Nook, new wine glasses, clothes, yadda yadda. So, when the cleaners left, I vowed not to buy anything (except grocery and drug related items) for four weeks.
It took less than 2 hours for temptation to strike, in the form of blue, bejeweled, adorable sandals. Here’s the thing(s): I have a narrow foot, which these do not come in. And, I don’t even like thongs. Yet, I seriously wanted to buy them. Just because they’re so darned cute. And on sale.
P.S. I didn’t buy them. 🙂