See that thing?
I was confused, too, but as soon as I picked it up I remembered exactly what it was.
It’s the elastic holder-together-thingy for my exercise mat.
Normal people roll the mat, wrap the two loops around the ends of the roll, and have a handy-dandy handle to carry it to their car after a good workout.
Those people might even swing it over their shoulder and look ever-so-cool.
I used to be that person. Really.
Except for the part about looking cool after a workout. (I’m the red-faced, frizzy-haired lady who got dressed in the dark before 5 a.m.)
I did use that handle. It made life easier for almost a whole month. Then there was the random day when it seemed like a hassle or I was in a hurry or something else totally logical, and I rolled up my pink mat and stuck it in the backseat and threw the handy-dandy-and-totally-useful piece of elastic in after it.
And then at the next workout, I didn’t even think about it.
I might have had a fleeting memory once or twice when a newbie showed up with his/her not-yet-sweated-upon, neatly-rolled-up mat. But by that time, I was used to not using it and didn’t have any idea where it was anyway.
I have no idea how it ended up in the floor of my laundry room.
But even though I remembered what it was and how useful it can be, I pitched it.
I can love an idea. I can see the value.
But if I don’t use it, it’s clutter.
And I won’t use this. I might start using it again for a week, maybe two. But then the inevitable (for me) will occur and the Totally Useful Thingamabob will end up in the bottom of my car again until it mysteriously migrates (again) to the floor of my laundry room and then I’ll re-find it, re-remember it, and have to decide again whether I should keep it.
I decided that since I don’t worry about NOT having one, I don’t need one.
Totally useful to someone else. Totally clutter to me.
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