Toss or Keep Quiz: Can You Get Through Your Post-Summer Inventory?

Sep 21, 2016

As the air grows cooler and the lattes grow pumpkin-spicier, parents across the country are clearing our their garages, basements and “general dumping areas” to make way for the new season. But what should we toss and what should we keep for next year? Will that Poop-with-Eyes-Emoji-Hat your kids made you win at the fair be worn next summer? Should you hold out and store those firecrackers you didn’t set off on July 1st then also forgot to set off every other summer weekend? And why are you hanging on to the mouldy hammock crumpled in the trunk of you car? See if you can guess the right answer to these tricky choices.

Of course of all the things you must keep throughout every season, sense of humour is top of the list.  Also remember to keep your sense of calm, your cool and whatever dignity you have left.

Oh, and your sanity. You’re definitely gonna need that come winter holidays.

Photography by Anton Starikov (sleeping bag), pixelrobot (snorkel mask), bruno135 (woman), Dimitar Sotirov (stuffie), Prapan Ngawkeaw (water gun) ©

Article Author Jen Goodhue
Jen Goodhue

Jennifer Goodhue is a performer/writer in Toronto. As part of a stellar ensemble, she wrote and performed in five Second City MainStage revues. She co-starred in CTV’s Comedy Inc. for five seasons and has written for several television shows such as This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and YTV’s That’s So Weird. As a member of Comedy Inc. she was nominated for a Gemini Award and has won three Canadian Comedy Awards for her work with The Second City and Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show.

She’s currently a staff writer for the much anticipated comedy Baroness Von Sketch Show on CBC. She continues to teach writing at The Second City Training Centre and perform in various impov shows around Toronto.

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