Oh, my girl, she’s a born recycler!
Have a box? She’ll claim it.
Even though her momma provides her with baskets and storage bins, there’s nothing like a good cardboard box to tote your things around in. Or put on your dresser for decoration?!
My girl is the keeper of pinecones, rocks, acorn caps, scraps of paper, string, wrappers, pretty bags…the list is endless, really.
I found this collection the other day…odd bits of paper, a birthday card, some stickers, and business reply cards from a magazine all propped up by a peanut can! You just never know when these things might come in handy.
The foot lotion….she swiped from me.
Yeah, she’s good at that!
And where would you be without an empty mustard bottle converted into a baby bottle? Everyone should have one of these!
My girl, a miniature recycler/pack rat, is teaching this momma to take a deep breath and just relax. The organizer in me wants to start pitching things at a fast and furious pace, but this girl has a creative side. She enjoys using all her finds to either create a craft project or to use in creative play.
So, I only eliminate some of the un-necessaries. You know, like the 10,000 tiny bits of paper she thinks she needs to keep, but ultimately end up littered all over the floor. Or the endless toilet paper rolls she claims she has plans for, but then proceeds to leave them after 20 minutes of play. Or the minute bits of yarn she collects from my crocheting that end up sticking to the couch!
You get the picture!
I’m just sure someday this girl is going to be a trash to treasure Arteest…
Or live in a home overflowing with “treasures”….heaven help me! :)