I don’t know what your just-in-case item or items are. It could be clothing or a hobby item, or something connected to self-improvement. Maybe you’ve held onto the item for six months … or six years … or, ah hem, much, much longer.
I’ve seen the suggestion that if you can acquire a replacement for less than twenty dollars or within twenty minutes, then you don’t have to hold onto an item out of concern for not having it when you need it … if you ever do.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.