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Dealing with I-might-need-it-some-day thoughts - Unclutterer

“I might need it some day”

One thing that stops many of us in the process of decluttering is the worry that if we sell, trash, or donate an item (we rarely/ never use), we may need it someday. 

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“I might need it some day”

One thing that stops many of us in the process of decluttering is the worry that if we sell, trash, or donate an item (we rarely/ never use), we may need it someday. 

When you get rid of something...

... all that happens is that you'll have to buy or borrow the item, if you ever wanted/needed it. That's it.

There might be some costs to that, but the costs of keeping that item exist too: it might cost you to root through to find what you need, stress and guilt when you see it sitting there doing nothing and also useful storage space.

Ask the right question

Instead of asking yourself, “Will I need this some day?” consider the alternative question: “Is this stuff affecting the organized life I want?If the answer — the honest answer — is yes, it’s time to let it go.

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