I went through the huge rubbermaid bin I dragged down from the attic and it was filled with mostly empty CD cases and cassette tapes that were mine. I had absolutely no trouble getting rid of all of it. Do I really need a bootlegged tape of the Grateful Dead circa 1985? The answer is a resounding no.
My husband still has a cooler (COOLER??!!!!??) filled with his cassette tapes hiding somewhere. I will find them eventually.
I went to Target today. For the first time this year. I bought extra virgin olive oil, allergy medicine, toilet paper and binder style CD holders. Yes, I think I needed them.
We had one binder style CD holder that was at least 10 years old and the pockets where the CDs went were ripped or strecthed out. So every time you would open it CDs would fall out. Then we had movie and music CDs mixed together with blank CDs on one of those little container spools the blank CDs came on. And computer software was just tossed in the junk drawer. It has driven me crazy for a long time.
So this morning when I was going through all of the CDs, I decided that it was just time to get it all organized once and for all.
I was going to buy some CD holders that were on clearance, but they were ugly. I went back and forth in my head– clearance price or something I like. And then in a moment of clarity I realized that saving money to buy something ugly that I will just want to replace really isn’t saving anything. Much better to buy something that is slightly more expensive, but I really like.
That probably sounds like I am trying to justify my purchase, and make excuses. But it isn’t.
Now if I had bought that adorable pink with white trim tennis skirt with matching athletic tank top for my daughter, I would be trying to justify it. Instead I just looked at the outfit. And, yes, even touched it to soak up all of it’s adorableness. But I left it behind. Because if I had bought it I would have had to buy her white sneakers. And socks with the little balls on the back. And a sun visor. The next thing you know I would be buying her a tennis racket and driving her to tennis lessons. I am too busy for that. Maybe once she is out of preschool.