I fear the Christmas shopping.
Today I went to get my 1st couple of Christmas gifts and found that I ended up with a plastic bag. This time at least I had somewhat of an excuse (I think) - the gift I bought, actually for a wedding this Friday, was too big to fit in any kind of cloth totes... BIG box. And I was in heels shopping on my lunch so what do you do?
Did I do the right thing?
Well, maybe not - but I can tell you this -- the bag is so big that I will definitely be reusing it over and over as I travel from home to home this holiday season bringing the necessary baked goods and gifts that travel everytime you leave the house it seems like.
So I will relinquish the guilt - have to right?
What does this mean for Christmas shopping? Well, there are a couple of facts I know for sure:
-I will keep comfier shoes under my desks with my multiple pairs of heels kicked under there for wearing on lunchtime Christmas shopping
-I will only buy big things on weekends when I can keep them in the cart bagless and go straight to the car with them
-I will plan shopping trips really well (ha ha ha I crack myself up sometimes) and TRY to make less trips and know exactly what I am trying to pick when I get there.
Maybe I will put a sticky note on the fridge to remind myself about bringing bags in and force myself to put a tick on it if any bags get in the house. I still think I will congratulate myself that since mid-October - only 2 more bags have been consumed by me!!!
My dear husband asked me last night if I meant to put Saran wrap on the shopping list. (He said - isn't that unenvironmental??) Hey - I think he's brainwashed now too! LOVE it!
Don't forget - De-cluttering is coming up in just 3 days (Friday - which happens to be a day off from work for me due to the Friday nite wedding in Barrie) and Iwill have lots of time to get the first big post done!
I got 2 new cluttering and organizing books last week at a book fair in our work cafeteria. Mostly common sense stuff BUT doesn't mean we can't use the reminder sometimes for common sense items too!
Maybe as a prize - I will mail one of these new books to one of you guys as a reward for playing along and posting your clutter successes with us here...
I think we need some kind of a tracker. I will work on that before Friday!! I am VERY excited about this one as I am just finishing the basement reno this week - JUST in TIME!!!!
Tell your friends okay!???? Especially if you are afraid of eating cookies at their house because there might be cat hair in them!
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