For the last 4 months, we have been trying to figure out the whole registry situation. When Scott and I moved in together this time last year, we used every possible nook and cranny in our 1300 square foot apartment to put stuff. We literally had 2 of everything – 2 irons, 2 vacuums, 2 sets of kitchen everything. Now tell me, who in the world needs 2 George Foreman grills when neither person cooks?
I’ve talked to a bunch of people about what we could possibly register for and the answer is usually the same – use the registry to redecorate.
“Get new towels and get rid of the old ones.”
“Get a nice set of matching plates and donate the 4 mismatched sets you have.”
“People are going to get you presents so you might as well pick the things you want instead of getting a bunch of stuff you don’t.”
My concern is that we plan on buying a place as soon as we can save up a down payment, and it’s hard decorating a house that you’ve never seen before. I do know though that my friend is planning a shower for me and I could only imagine the opening of the gifts scenario if we don’t register….
Me: “Oh, uh, wow. It’s, um, lovely.”
Them: “Don’t you love it? I thought you could use another vase!”
Me: “Um, yeah, I’ll put it with the other 125 vases that we have. It’ll, um, complete our collection.”
Any suggestions on what to register for if you already have everything you could possibly need???