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Do any of you have a ritual when you buy new items? Do you have certain strange behaviors, like not using a new items for a certain period of time after you buy it?
I was recently reminded of a habit of my own, after I got my new Constance bag. Going to bed the following night, my husband asked, “why is there a stool by the bed?”
And I was a little embarrassed and said, that’s where my new bag is sleeping!! Whenever I get something new that I really like (that’s not clothing, though if I could find a way to display a good coat by my bed I would), I always have to find a way to have it near me when I sleep.
It’s a habit from when I was a little kid and I’d like to have my favorite toy near me at night. I would usually leave my new toy in an absolutely pristine state for a few days, then rip off the packaging and tags and use them happily. I’m doing the same for my Constance, its maiden voyage was this weekend for dinner. I have to admit, I did feel a little thrill/sadness when I finally ripped off the plastic. I guess accessories are my toys now.
Do you have a ritual for favorite new items? How do you “break them in” if at all?