Do you store boxes of facial tissues and rolls of toilet tissue in multiple locations in your home? Perhaps you have a spare roll or two in the bathroom, some items in your cleaning closet, and an overstock of items in the basement or garage.
Can you store your overstock on a single shelf or in a single cabinet? Although I’m not suggesting that you should have so few of these supplies that you risk running out, do you have months of stock? Do you really want to give that much space to these bulky supplies?
Maybe when the kids lived at home you maintained a certain level of stock, but you’ve never adjusted your shopping habits as the kids moved away. Consider how often you shop and what you really need to keep for back-up supplies.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.