I am in the middle of a revelation. I am the Container Queen.
I have been paring down, cleaning, throwing away as I go through the various rooms in my house.
Someday, someone will be glad I did this.
Today, going through my gardening supplies and equipment it was suddenly, glaringly obvious that there were containers everywhere. Boxes, tubs, baskets, carry-alls, jars, vases – all sizes, made of many different materials, some full, some empty but waiting for just the right thing to go in them. I have to acknowledge this “thing” I have for containers and maybe (???) do something about it.
Yesterday I spent about an hour breaking down cardboard boxes that I had saved for someday when we move. Some of the boxes had come from FedEx or USPS, from Mary Kay, and some I even hauled home from work because they were a handy size. My garage shelves are stacked with boxes of canning jars,Tupperware that I can’t bear to throw away and plastic containers to hold … other containers, yes. I have baskets and bowls that I couldn’t resist, but at least they are decorative. I even pick interesting containers out of other people’s garbage (painful confession). My employer buys expensive almond soap in these really cute boxes which she thinks she throws away, but they are containing my button collection now.
Almost anytime there is something to be contained, I can think of something I have that is just right for the job – because at least half my containers are empty and waiting. Do I have a problem? I don’t know. But I have to say it does feel kind of good to finally be queen of something.