Cold weather and snow has sporadically hit Denver, and that means it’s time to get out the gloves, hats, and boots. The Klingman family keeps all of these items in one big messy container. And the container is not just for the new items. The Klikngmans keep old gloves and boots that no longer fit the kids, or gloves they no longer use. Mom Dawn fully intends to sell the items on Swap as soon as she gets around to it. “We’ve just been so busy these last…well, several years,” said Dawn. “But, I will do it. I promise.”
Some of the gloves no longer have pairs, or are so beat up no one would ever wear them, but have stayed in the container, nonetheless. There are even a couple hats and gloves that neighbor kids left years ago, but Dawn fully intends to someday return them. “I meant to text them that next day, but I just kept forgetting,” said Dawn. “I feel kind of bad now, but better late than never.” Husband Brian said the whole thing is “getting fucking ridiculous. I don’t think it would take that long to go through it and throw some of that shit away or give it away at Goodwill,” said Brian. “When I go to find the hat I actually use, I have to fumble through about eight other random hats. And I can never find the right set of black gloves. That’s right. All the adult gloves in that box are black, so I have to play memory every time I go to grab some gloves. Just fucking ridiculous.” Sometimes the couple will keep gloves and hats in the correct coats, but that is only when they are prepared. “If we know it is going to be really cold the next day, we make sure to put the kids hats and gloves in their pockets so we don’t have to go through the same scavenger hunt again,” said Dawn. “We have to figure out a better system. But, I really thought the all-inclusive cold weather container would be a great solution. And old habits die hard.” Dawn has plans to go through the container and sell things off, “maybe after the season is over.” Happy hunting the rest of the snow season, Klingmans.