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Pack Rat Day

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pack Rat Day

When: Always on May 17th

Today is Pack Rat Day. 'Cmon, admit it... .. you're a Pack Rat like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you're in good company. You might as well come out of hiding behind those piles of valuable "stuff", and celebrate this fun day.

Its really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. 'Ya just never know. Making the decision to discard something of even remotely questionable value, is difficult, if not impossible to do. We understand you perfectly. Why? Because most of us are pack rats.

In keeping with the intent of Pack Rat Day, here are some Do's and Don't's:

Don't clean your room, basement, garage or any other area today.
Don't discard anything today...It may be valuable.
Don't even empty the trash today. You might have accidentally thrown out something useful.
Do keep an eye out for useful stuff being discarded by others.
Do go to garage and rummage sales. They can be pack rat gold mines.
Do look around your belongings and be thankful for what you have.
Do spend time thinking of uses for your things. Justification for saving is satisfying.


Origin of Pack Rat Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
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MARTYLYNN1 5/17/2012 2:49PM

    Finally a day for people like me!!!

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KMICHA 5/17/2012 10:59AM

    LOL!!! Never heard of it! My mom is a pack rat! . . . to the extreme!!! Therefore, I am just the opposite. I don't let ANYTHING lay around! My hubby learned long ago not to lay the newspaper down until he was done with it. . . . or he would never see it again! I take stuff to Good will on a weekly basis!

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