Morgue is a journalist’s term for files of old stories. The Thrift Store donation bag, a flat-bottomed tote that stands open, is now functioning effectively as a morgue for surplus possessions. After repeatedly retrieving and donating a roll of gilded duct tape during a recent puttering binge, I realized that a certain class of articles belongs in a functioning domestic morgue. Things for which I no longer have a use but might have to replace can loaf in a morgue bag until it fills, at which point I can decide to set up another one and donate the first or set it up behind the empty one.
It’s so easy to buy a petty artifact that it’s cheaper to discard and replace than squander attention and time managing inventory.
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