Tell me: Are you a junk collector or a junk tosser?
I’m a junk tosser, to the nth degree. I’ve been known to donate/throw away/give away something, only to find a couple months later that I could totally use that thing now. Apparently, though, I don’t exude this attitude, as I get offered people’s junk ALL THE TIME.
I have a very nice co-worker who is always trying to hoist her crap on me! And when I tell her that I don’t want it, she seems lost, like she doesn’t know what to do with the thing. Most recently she offered me her old Gourmet magazines. And I was like, Um, no, I have NO PLACE in my less-than-1,000-square-foot-house for old magazines I’ll probably never look at. So thanks but no thanks. (I was a lot nicer, I swear)
Sometimes, SOMETIMES, if I can’t get the junk hoister off my back, I’ll take their crap, and throw it away as soon as a little time has passed.
Did I just type that?
It’s not that my house doesn’t have stuff or junk, it’s just that if something comes in, most likely something needs to go out. And I can only do that if what’s coming in is valuable to me in some way. Old Gourmet magazines are not valuable to me in any way.
So I’m curious: Are you someone who trys to assuage your guilt in getting rid of something by giving it to someone else? Are you a junk collector or a junk tosser?