Okay it’s time for another Org Junkie confessional. And for those that are new here “Org Junkie” is my alter ego who I blame all my organizing crazy quirks on 🙂
So first let me see if any of you can relate. Have you ever bought something imagining that it will solve all your problems only to find out that the actual product doesn’t live up to its hype or promises. So then you buy a similar product maybe by a different brand believing that this time it will be different. This time you are definitely convinced that your life will be forever changed with this new product. This is it.
Only it isn’t.
But you try so hard to resist the urge to buy anymore of this product because for goodness sake you have two half used items all ready taking up space. But the pull is strong, the promises out of this world, so you succumb to the temptation that THIS TIME IT WILL DEFINITELY BE DIFFERENT.
Only it isn’t.
And the cycle continues on and on until you are left wondering how in the world you ended up with EIGHT of the exact same product by different brands sitting on your counter. How did it come to this you might wonder.
Today it occurred to me that I might have a teeny tiny little problem.
Let me introduce you to the one product in my life that continues to get the better of me. Every.Single.Time.
Clearly I am weak.
Years ago I had a favorite hairspray that I loved so much called Thermasilk Flexible Hold Hairspray. It was the best there ever was and it’s no longer available in stores. Four years later I am still pining away trying to find another hairspray BFF. As you can see it is apparently not happening. None of the hairsprays above are doing it for me and so my collection grows because I can’t make a decision on which one I’m going to stick with. I don’t want give up the dream! I wrote more about this dream concept here, you got to read it to know what I mean. Eventually I’ll use all these silly hairsprays up but in the meantime I will be one miserable girl with really flat hair.
So you see these things happen. Maybe it’s books for you, or craft supplies, pretty scarves or nail polish. Whatever it is I think we all have our downfalls where we sometimes get stuck on the promises.
Thankfully I do have a little trick up my sleeve and I’ve talked about it many times here on the blog.
Use containers to establish some limits and boundaries and follow the one in and one out rule to go along with it. It works every time!
And as a side note, this even works if you also happen to have a teeny tiny obsession with containers. I’m just saying…ahem.
What product do you have trouble resisting, even though you might already have plenty of it, simply because of the “dream” it holds for you? Come on, fess up!