Do you hold onto the plastic food storage container even though you tossed the broken cover? Do you keep orphaned socks and single earrings? It makes sense to do so for a while, if you think the match for the pair will reappear.
However, after a month, if you haven’t found the match, how much longer will you hold out hope to rediscover the missing item?
Only if this doesn’t apply to you: Eliminate a snack that you are eating only because you are bored, or you need a break.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.