Museum of Broken Relationships? IN MY HOUSE.

Museum of Broken Relationships in Croatia

 

If only I'd known about the Museum of Broken Relationships when I started this whole decluttering thing. Perhaps we -- me and the Museum of Broken Relationships, that is -- could have worked out some kind of arrangement. An arrangement that included the installation of a giant, trans-Atlantic, pneumatic tube where I could shove all the crap I collected during my last relationship.Or maybe we could just borrow the tube Michael Kors uses to pump all his clothing straight from the factory to TJ Maxx. Either way...in my imagination...my crap emerges from the other side of the tube as a meaningful story rather than the hand-wringing, misery inducing tale that it has become.

Because let's face it. I don't need a magic tube. I've got a Museum of Broken Relationships RIGHT HERE IN MY HOUSE, baby. There's a shirt in the bottom drawer of my dresser that reminds me of a horrible argument every time I see it. I have to get rid of it. Even though it cost me $250.

And the photos. What am I supposed to do with the photos? Especially from the relationships that evolved into peaceful friendships. You know. The I don't hate you/I enjoyed our vacation/but we're both happily married to other people/so what am I supposed to do with all those holiday snaps? That.

It's been all about Passive-Aggressive Anti Bad Mood Sprays this week. Trust me. But I'm nearly there. One more room and I'm finished. In the meantime,here's a three minute story from NPR about the Museum of Broken Relationships for you to listen to when you have a moment.

What did you do with your Ex's stuff?

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Coworkers stealing food?

  

At least half of the situations documented on passiveaggressivenotes.com could be avoided if folks had a Fridge Locker.  I'm thinking Debbie should just bow out and look for a new job.


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Aromatherapy mood lifting sprays on DailyCandy.com

Our anti-bad-mood sprays were featured in a hilarious anti-Valentine's slideshow, "(Not So) Bitter Party of One" on DailyCandy.com  

The feature made me so happy - I love DailyCandy.


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Minimal Packaging for Aromatherapy Room Sprays.

When I decided to produce and sell Apathy there were some difficult decisions to make about the packaging of the products. Aromatherapists usually choose a cobalt or amber glass bottle to protect the essential oils from light and heat. 

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to source a glass bottle at an affordable price and the weight of a glass bottle made the products expensive to ship. Packaging suppliers tout PET amber plastic bottles, but after watching photographer Chris Jordan's

The video is difficult to watch, I know. Since I first saw Jordan's work, I have limited my bottled soda and water purchases and switched to products that are minimally packaged. 

When it came time to produce the cubicle sprays I knew I had to do the same. Each spray comes in a recyclable and/or reusable lightweight aluminum bottle with a removable coated-paper label. 

It's easy to clean and reuse your bottle! Disassemble the spray top and soak the bottle and the spray top pieces in two tablespoons of baking soda, a crushed vitamin C tablet, and 1/4 c. of white vinegar and a bowl full of hot water overnight. You might also use denture cleaning tablets or those specially made for aluminum water bottles. 

Heidi.

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Customer Photo: Passive/Aggressive At Work.

 

Sent in by Kim, in Florida. 

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Cubicle Wars.

 

 

In the corporate environment, we sort-of pretend that we're all checking our personal problems at the office door. But we don't. We each bring a psychology to the workplace and more often than not, that psychology brings a level of dysfunction to the work day. Our colleagues, without any background information whatsoever, will have to map and respond to these dysfunctions each and every day.


The smartest thing to do in situations like these would be to find a job that better meets your expectations. Unfortunately? Change is hard. Really, really hard. Some people can never change without years of intensive therapy. What if there were a series of 'antidotes' for bad behavior in a set of convenient 8 oz. sprays?


Enter, The Antidote for Ego™, Apathy™, Passive™ and Aggressive™ room sprays for office and home. These products are all-natural, organically sourced (whenever possible) and custom blended to enhance your day. The fragrance is subtle enough to use in a shared environment.


Ready to ship and a perfect gift for the holidays!

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