I’ve become a horder of Kleenex boxes. I hadn’t thought about it until I ran out of tissues again today and threw the empty box in the drawer with another empty box and thought “Wait. What did I just do?”
I only do it at work. But I just counted and I have seven Kleenex boxes in my drawers here. Seven is a large number when you consider that there are 130 tissues per box. (130 x 7 = 910 tissues.) Seriously? That’s a lot of Kleenex.
Now, it’s not like they’re just sitting there empty. That is a very important factor of this hording. Of the seven, only two of them are empty. The other five have a variety of objects in them – from tea bags to silverware to personal toilette items. I’ve trimmed the tops off the boxes and stapled the sides to keep them from falling apart. I’ve binder-clipped them to the box beside them to keep them from shuffling around in the drawer. They are my second-hand organizational efforts to keep my drawers in order. And the two empty ones are back-up, in case one falls apart or I find a use for another box.
Sure they are.
I think I might have hit the point where I’m keeping them because I like keeping them. Because if I didn’t have a use for the last box 130 tissues ago, I’m pretty sure I’m not going to need a second empty one.
Just like the empty CD spool is going to have some use eventually.
I think it’s time to go through my drawers and do some purging.