Old Shoeboxes

by Nazas on September 1st, 2012

This is a habit that I got from my mom. I cannot bear to throw away shoeboxes. I buy a new pair of shoes or boots and toss them in the floor of the closet. So then I have the dilemma of an empty shoebox. I should throw it out but I feel this overwhelming guilt as a little voice in my head – in my mother’s voice – says, “That’s a perfectly good box! Don’t throw that away!”

So I have a collection of empty shoeboxes on the top shelf of my closet. I have not idea what I will ever want to put in them – certainly not my old shoes. But they are perfectly good boxes.

I almost wish the store would just keep the shoeboxes at the store – like they already keep the clothes hangers when you buy new shirts or pants. If they keep the shoebox then storing it or re-using it is on them and not on me. I’d be fine with taking a new pair of shoes home in a plain plastic bag – or better yet, wearing them.

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