For months, I have tried to ignore the growing bookish stuff I’ve collected. I thought I’d be proud of this collection. But instead, I feel like a bookish hoarder with nowhere else to go but to part with some items I know I shouldn’t have purchased.
But how did I get here? Frankly, I don’t know. I don’t understand how I went from wanting a few boxes or candles to collecting more items than I can handle. So I decided to organize what I’ve accumulated. And it wasn’t easy. Yes, some of the candles are on my new shelf. But I still have boxes leftover from Wick and Fable, Flick the Wick, Owlcrate, Shelflove Crate, Fae Crate, and even Lit Joy Crate. And I still feel as if I haven’t hit the entire collection.
So what do I do? Well, I’ve put myself on a book box ban. Yes, you’ve heard me. I’m on a ban. I’d rather spend my money on shelves and books than these boxes. But why am I on a ban though? Let’s break down the reasons why:
I Don’t Have Any More Room
I don’t have many rooms to fill up, so space is limited in my house, which is already full of other stuff anyway. I can’t let a want take place for a need, do you understand?
I’ve Wasted Too Much Money on Junk
Once I saw what I bought, I knew I wasted my money on half of my collection. I could have spent my money more conservatively or not at all. Now, I regret a lot of purchases and time. I could have saved an ample amount of cash from shipping. But that’s the problem with regret. Sometimes you simply have to learn what you’ve done and not do it again.
I Don’t See the Point in Them Anymore
Book boxes have lost some appeal. Since I don’t see the value in them anymore, why should I put more money into them when they aren’t giving me that wow factor? They aren’t. Not anymore. So there’s no reason for me to spend time and money giving them.
I Can Spend My Money on Something Else
Like books, right? Yup. Or anything else, really. I see a better way of spending my money on things that give me pleasure and happiness, not on a temporary thrill like book boxes give me. So once my final two boxes come in, I’ll be on a total book and candle box ban.