Did you know there is a National Hug Day, A Purple Day (and I have been missing out on this for years and I am obsessed with purple), A World Turtle Day, and even An International Left-handers Day?
So I have decided to declare June 15 to be International Paring Down Day.
I usually love to pare down, to minimize, and to declutter my wardrobe on a regular basis.
Two words…cheap therapy.
Unless the paring down involves what will go on a trip and what will stay behind. And when it is not a trip and more of a move, this whole paring down thing begins to suck.
Unlike the old days when I could sweet talk the person at the airport counter into looking the other way at the amount of luggage I came bearing, there are rules now… and strict ones at that.
So no suitcases are going. Only hockey bags for all that hockey my daughter and I play… NOT!
And even though Cairo has 4 seasons sort of, I have deemed their winter not a true “winter” in my books, and have pulled the plug on all those bloody thick sweaters that take up way too much room.
Yay! Back to having some space.
Now what am I going to do about these boxes filled with my wonderful teaching
crap materials? I can’t teach without this stuff, whatever it is!
Out goes more clothes. Books out rank clothing any day! Unless you are talking about anti-bug clothing which my daughter wants to take.
Just kidding 🙂
Are you a pro at paring down when you move/ travel or do you struggle and resist? Have you ever been stuck paying extra charges at an airport for overweight luggage?