2. Plastic Bags
3. The "I Might Need It One Day" Item
A common occurrence when we declutter our homes are those items that we “might need one day”. Although we haven’t used it in years, we are convinced that one day, we will for sure need it and it would be a waste to discard it now and having to re-purchase it in the future. Items of that category are usually some sort of objects that might have a practicality to them, but that end up spending their time in the back of the cupboard: think the pasta machine you bought 5 years ago or that one cable that you cannot associate with a device but that “probably has a function”. And god forbid that one day you want to connect your laptop to that other device (anything can happen, right?) and you are missing the cable! Or what if you have guests and want to make that really specifically shaped pasta for them that you could never ever find at the store! A catastrophe, no?
Well, the reality is, and according to Marie Kondo, “that one day never comes”. If you haven’t started using it by now, chances are you never will. Don’t feel guilty of discarding those items. Having them sit on your shelves, knowing you are not making any use of them probably makes you feel worse than making the decision to let them go. In fact, letting these items go can be quite a liberating experience. Think of it this way – what is more important: the newly decluttered space that is tidy, that lets you breathe and relax, or the slight chance that you will have to order a new 3 Dollar cable on Amazon.
Get rid of them!