You may have heard that I went to BlogHer last weekend. (Here is where you mutter, "Yeah, you won't shut up about it.")
When I packed, I had a big ol' suitcase mostly empty but for three outfits and a huge bag of luggage tags. When I came home that big ol' suitcase was stuffed full and weighed 68 pounds, resulting in a heavy luggage charge at the airport.
But it could have been so much worse.
See, everywhere you turned at BlogHer, there were people trying to give you free stuff. And it was awesome. Except for when you discovered that the bag you were just handed was full of stuff you didn't need or that was totally awesome, but not something you can use.
For instance, that Mod Mum baby sling was completely awesome, but I think I would have a hard time forcing Sam to sit in it.
Fortunately BlogHer had anticipated this dilemma and was providing a swag recycling room sponsored by Zwaggle. Basically, if you acquired something you didn't want, you could take it to that room, where other people could take the item, or they would make sure it would get recycled. How cool is that?
(Maybe they've been reading The Junk Pyramid. Huh? Huh? Okay, they haven't, but let me have my delusions, thank you very much.)
I was able to find 19 items to put in the Zwaggle room.
Then after I carted all million pounds of my swag home, I found still more stuff I didn't need. So I put it in a bag I carried home for another blogger. She's getting 21 of my pieces of swag. Hopefully she will appreciate the lotion that I am too squeamish to put on.
So after my extended hiatus from de-junking, my total items for the week is 40.