One Bag Nation

Lost & Found

I thought it would be fun to keep a record of the things that were lost – and then found – as a result of my organizing and decluttering campaign.

If you’d like to join in, please email me your Lost & Found story and I’ll add it to this page.

  • The first thing I found was a check for my daughter from my very elderly aunt, which had been missing for seven months. My aunt had asked about the check and I had no idea what had happened to it. When I found it in a purse I haven’t used forever (thanks to my new One Bag lifestyle), I called her with my tail between my legs to apologize. Which is a very appropriate saying for this situation because our little nuclear family has always been the black sheep of the extended family . . . me losing the check just confirms what she already suspected about us – UGH.
  • Next thing “found”: my husband’s shoes which were stored neatly and sweetly in his new shoe organizer, but it never occurred to him to look there – haha!
  • Another victim of my enthusiastic decluttering: a stack of pink plastic bowls I bought last fall for my daughter’s birthday party. After the party, I put them in the cupboard where there wasn’t room, and moved them from pile to pile and shelf to shelf – always muttering to myself that they were in the way, but never moving them. Last week I went to use them for something and – poof! – they’ve disappeared. I had a few moments of banging around the kitchen in frustration until I remembered that I had put them in the bag destined for downstairs storage – where they will ultimately live.

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