I made this decision a long time ago and have never regretted it.
There may have been a few times when I thought about regretting it, but then didn’t.
Don’t worry! I’m NOT talking about gift bags. Of course I keep and re-use those!!
I’m talking about the tissue in gift bags.
I used to keep it. I couldn’t imagine not keeping it. But then, I started to notice that every time I re-used tissue, I spent way too much time looking for the least wrinkled, least obviously used pieces.
I also noticed how much I sneezed.
The sneezing sealed the deal for me. As someone who fails to retain her natural beauty when she has an allergy attack, I try to stay away from things that are guaranteed allergy triggers.
Yes, there have been a few times when I had to pilfer a sheet of tissue from a friend’s overly-tissued gift at a party. (With her permission, of course!) But generally, I’ve never missed having stacks of carefully-folded-but-still-unavoidably-wrinkly paper.
I try to buy the large packages of white tissue whenever I need/remember to buy some, and white goes with almost any color bag.
What do you NOT keep?
Here are some other pre-made “don’t keep” decisions that make my life better (and my house less cluttered)!
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