Typically, my posts are all about encouraging you to downsize, be it your pillow collection or bottles under your bathroom sink. But today I thought I’d switch it up, and give you a list (albeit short…okay, very short) of things I encourage you to accumulate.
As always, before writing a post, I like to do some background research and find out what other people are saying about the topic. When I Googled, “Good things to hoard,” I was shocked by the number of links. Most of them have to do with emergency preparedness (okay, that should be no surprise), but some of them went a little crazy, such as suggesting having an emergency supply of razors, and no, not to create wood shaving kindling to start a fire (shout out #BearGrylls), but to shave your legs. Sorry, but I don’t think I’m going to be worried about my hairy legs when the BIG earthquake hits Los Angeles; but hey, Kim Kardashian might.
I’m not going to get into the details of emergency preparedness kits, I’ll let you handle that on your own. What I want to give you is an excuse to collect. So here’s my list:
Good Things to Accumulate:
Okay, so why plants? Plants have been proven to reduce stress and improve overall health. Ever noticed that some of the coolest homes, hotels and restaurants have plants? Yeah, that’s not a coincidence. Plants filter and clean air, and their green color has psychological effects such as calmness #TakeYourPlantToWorkDay.
Now, since we’re currently in a drought here in California, I’ll give you one potentially limiting factor to your plant collection: please make sure they’re drought resistant. My favorite drought friendly plants? cacti, air plants and succulents. Now go forth and grow your collection (pun intended).