#trashouttuesday / why have I been holding onto 130 boxes, 159 bags and 700 feet of wrapping paper?

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Have you ever carried a plastic bin full of flat Christmas boxes or gift bags?

Asking for a friend.

HA!

Oh, they feel like a ton of bricks. We should know. We’ve have 4 bins full of this stuff!!

I can thank Glennie the Great. She found these items on clearance every single year and just kept buying more and more. She’d bring them to me after the new year Christmas sale hunting was complete. And then she’d have her own stash at home, which we inherited several years ago after cleaning out her house.

Each year I tell myself we should hold onto them because we’re saving money by not buying these items. And we do. We surely do save money.

Here’s what ACTUALLY happens. We use our boxes. And then we keep them. Because HELLO I don’t throw anything away. Thank you again, Glennie the Great.

And then we have boxes that other people give us with gifts – that we keep. And we add to our collection.

In reality – our collection of boxes and bags GROWS EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

Oh my word.

This has to stop.

Tonight, I enlisted help from Kayla and we set out to sort and count the collection for today’s #trashouttuesday project.

Yep. That’s a lot of bags and boxes.

130 boxes
159 bags

And don’t forget the 700 square feet of wrapping paper.

I was ok until I started seeing the name tags on some of the boxes.

And it hit me all at once – just how much I miss Great.

Oh, how I miss her.

Yep, I’m saving those boxes with her tags on them. Just because.

We’re taking all our extra bags and boxes to church on Sunday and putting them out for others to take and put to good use this Christmas season. It’s good to just GIVE IT ALL AWAY!! Amen to the amen.

I’m pretty sure Glennie the Great would be proud of us passing along the collection. We’re making sure everyone at church is taken care of this year with all these wonderful clearance deals – woohoo!

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Do you have a stash of Christmas boxes and bags you’ve been dragging around? Share the love. Give them away if your collection has gotten out of hand like ours.

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