I’ve got a friend with a yarn stash. I’ve got another with a fabric stash. These two could get together and open a store with the stuff from their homes! There is no way they could, in this lifetime, use it all up. It reminds me of a saying my mother used to tell me when I’d be at a buffet. She’d say “Don’t let your eyes be bigger than your stomach!”
Everyone has a collection of things they think they might need someday.
From empty photo albums and reams of craft goodies to stacks of cookbooks they don’t cook out of, the types of collections are huge. There are things on the workbench to be fixed. There are parts and pieces in the garage in case some gadget breaks. (Not that anyone can find the part!)
The I-might-need-it-someday disease is a serious one. This is how you get to be a clutter bug. You keep thinking you NEED everything. You don’t. You will wake up tomorrow and have a lovely day even if you let all of these someday things go.
The rule of thumb is if you don’t use it now – or on special occasions like holiday décor – then you really don’t need it.
Until next time …