Always observed on March 2nd, National Old Stuff Day gives notice to all that old stuff and encourages you to try something new. Well, maybe not ALL the old stuff, but some of it. It’s a day to break out of the old routines and experience new ones.
We have all heard the saying, “same old, same old.” Well, this is the day to do things differently. There is no limit to how you can change up your day. Take a moment to recognize the things that you do each day. Is there a better, more efficient way? Examine the route you take to work. Evaluate how you fold laundry. Perhaps there’s an improved way of cleaning windows.
Maybe it’s just a way to brighten your day or someone else’s day. Whatever it is, strive to make the day new, not the same old day it was yesterday.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalOldStuffDay
- Approach the day with a new attitude.
- Consider alternatives to each of the choices you make each day. Is there a better or equal alternative?
- Try making a new choice when available.
- Use an old item for a new use.
- Look at things from a new perspective.
- Throw out all you know about something and relearn it all anew
- Take something old and freshen it up – clean it, paint it, fix it, give it a haircut
- Order a small instead of a large.
- Visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for Old Stuff projects and lessons.
- Use #NationalOldStuffDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL OLD STUFF DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Old Stuff Day.
Old Stuff FAQ
Q. Can anyone celebrate Old Stuff Day?
A. Yes. The observance is about the objects in our lives and the actions we take every day. Anyone can take a look at this day and find a way to study their old stuff.
Q. I think my old stuff is pretty cool. Could it be collectible?
A. It’s possible. And even if it’s not, remember the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Q. Are there any books about old stuff?
A. Sure. A lot of books ARE the old stuff!