about never throwing things away. I have previously written about how my mom was a pack rat.....and I seem to be heading in the same direction.
However, some things have happened that make me happy I saved some things, even though they wanted me to get rid of them.
I have an old cart that I bought back in the 70's, to keep our first microwave on. Our kitchen at the time had only a little counter space, so I had to have something dedicated for the microwave. The cart was a bit larger than we needed, but it had 2 shelves and wheels, so I bought it.
Now that Jim has an ostomy, I needed something on which to keep the supplies I have to have when I empty his bag. I remembered the old cart (in the garage) and it is perfect for our needs! I can roll it into another room, when necessary and it keeps everything very handy!
Also found in the garage were two plastic bins of hand towels and wash cloths, left over from my mom's stash in her linen closet. I kept them and used them when I had my flower business, and after that, I was loathe to part with them - even though we moved twice. I have been vindicated!! I need a hand towel every time I empty Jim's bag and he needs a smaller cloth every time he voids (to catch drips.)
I shudder to think what it might have cost to purchase all those towels and wash cloths, even in a discount store. Now, every time I use them, I am reminded of mom and/or my flower business......good memories!! I am proud of myself for keeping them!
See? It isn't always a good idea to trash things; as sure as you do - you will find a good use for them!!