I am having a difficult time this morning moving through some of my “hot spots”. A hot spot for me are items or groups of items with emotional attachment. I was surprised by the feelings I had when I started sorting through a large bin of stored table linens – table cloths, napkins, tea towels, etc. I began willing enough quickly tossing odd napkins aside; but I soon found myself reaching over and pulling a few of them back. “These will look great in a bread basket” “I can use this as a table cover”. I just couldn’t bring myself to give away any of my perfectly good linens.
Honestly, I think I change my table cloth about four times a year; Christmas, Easter, Thankgiving and then I have my everyday one. How do I rationalize keeping seven to ten different sets?
Then there are the “tea towels”. For some reason I began buying cute tea towels on our trips to the UK; but I have never used them. They are kept in a drawer, still in plastic wrap – I am saving them – but for what? I have trouble the the whole “keep sake” “souvenier” thing – but that is a completely other story.
Today, I am going to toss all of the pristine tea cloths into the washer and put them into regular use. But I am not sure how to move past the table linens problem.