Maybe you decided to hold onto the box that your toaster oven was packaged in. You wanted to make certain the item worked and that you wouldn’t have to return it.
Of course, you didn’t want the box to sit out on the counter, so you tucked it away in the basement. Where it has remained with other boxes containing no more that the materials the item was swaddled in for its protection.
After a week, (or a month, because by then you can’t return the item), recycle the box. If you have unintentionally been holding onto boxes for longer than that, clear them from your home.
Only if this doesn’t apply to you: Delete five digital files you no longer need.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.