retirement of things

torn-blanket

Today, my beloved blanket of 7+ years alas, has disintegrated.  It made me happy to realize that I’m decluttering an item because I’ve loved and used it to the point of demise.  Turns out not every thing I toss out is due to a bad decision after all, yay!  Thinking about tossing this blanket out as ‘decluttering’ didn’t quite capture things.  

Wouldn’t it be more suiting to say that this thing, this blanket, is graduating from my home? or better yet, entering early retirement?  And what if most of our new purchases are so well thought out that they too will achieve this big moment one day?  I thought about all the reasons I loved this blanket (it’s soft, cozy, simple, cotton, bleach-able, not too warm, but not too cold) and began searching for the same qualities in a new blanket, which ended up being a totally guilt free purchase.

 

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