Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trash or Trash to Become Treasure

I have a bad habit of collecting stuff. I’m not talking about having a stamp collection or a rock collection, I’m talking about the collection of random items that I think I may be able to use in some way. The realist in me realizes that I don’t have space for the stuff I have let alone the stuff I end up collecting, but I can’t seem to help myself. I like the potential of usefulness, so I’ll keep the oddly shaped glass spice jar or the interestingly constructed chocolate box or whatever other items I think could repurpose in some way.

That’s how I ended up with this large mail bag; a coworker asked if I wanted one of these bags that had been sent to the office and I immediately said yes. I liked the black and white design that was very simple and bold, and of course I liked the crown (I mean how much more British can we get?). I thought the bag was interesting and in the back of my mind I thought I could make it into something.

So without a plan I took it home, and it’s just sat in a corner ever since—waiting to be used. I’ve been fairly lazy and haven’t gotten around to doing anything with it yet (that includes the good wash it needs to get the worst of the grime off). [Sigh.] Yet I’ll have to think of something, otherwise my trash with potential may just end up in the trash—and that’s something I’d like to avoid because I just know there’s some way to repurpose this bag to my liking. [Pause.] I just need to figure out the how.

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