This day is special to me. It’s Pack Rat Day. Poor hubster can’t stand my pack rat ways. But hey! it’s genetic. My father is the same way (hi dad!). I know we are not alone. Today is the day for fellow pack ratters to unite!
Its really easy to let things pile up (through in a busy toddler and it’s even easier). After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. Everytime I say I am going to just go through the junk and toss, I always start with the “Ya just never know.” Trying to decide if it’s “ok” to throw something out become remotely impossible. And that is when you join the rest of the pack rats.
So be proud of who you are! I actually saw a book recently that celebrates being a pack rat. (of course I don’t remember the name).
In keeping with the pack rat theme, here are some things to keep in mind today.
1. Do NOT clean your room, basement, garage or any other area today.
2. Do NOT discard anything today.
3. Do NOT even empty the trash today. You might have accidentally thrown out something useful.
4. DO keep an eye out for useful stuff being discarded by others.
5. DO go to garage and rummage sales. They can be pack rat gold mines.
6. DO look around your belongings and be thankful for what you have.
7. DO spend time thinking of uses for your things. Justification for saving is satisfying.

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