My parents held onto so many things "just in case" they needed them. They probably felt this was reasonable and responsible. Only, they never evaluated what they did or didn't use. They just kept adding to the piles - and many piles contained things they never used.
Do you find yourself holding onto items "just in case?" Start considering what you really hope to do with those items.
Practice with today's task, empty tins from cookies, popcorn, gifts, tea, etc. kept because you thought you could use them "someday"?
Have you used these tins in the past? If you regularly use them, group them together so you can see what you have available. If you haven’t used them, or rarely do so, consider popping them into your recycling bin.
If you find yourself thinking, “But what if I need one someday?” Envision the exact situation – “I promised my cousin that I’d make her a batch of candied nuts for her birthday” and then consider how many tins you would need, and which ones would serve the purpose the best.
For additional inspiration, read, What to Do with Your Just in Case Items.
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.