Day 272: Changing Habits of Holding Onto Things ‘Just in Case’ Will Save Time and Space in the Future

As I come across certain items around the house, I’m trying not to put them to one side thinking that I might have a use for them one day.

Unwanted items

Going clockwise from top left…

  • The tins went into the bin. Realistically, I’m never going to store anything in them
  • The shoe organiser with the broken zip, that I thought I could make use of, also went into the bin. I tried to put stuff in it without the plastic cover and it just didn’t work.
  • The new games (still in the cellophane) are slowly getting sold. Three have gone to buyers, Kerplunk is being picked up tomorrow for £7, and the others will hopefully get sold, otherwise I’ll just pop them into a charity bag next month.

It’s also quite easy to hold onto electrical items even though they are broken. Here is an AV unit and speakers that do not work. The unit has power going to it but that’s it. Then there’s a computer screen which is too old and too small, and no one in the house needs it.

Unwanted electrical items

I don’t want the above lying around the house collecting dust, so I’m going to put them in the garage in the morning.

It took half the time to do the recycling this evening

I’ve been keeping up the daily routine of collecting rubbish and recycling from all of the bins around the house every weekday. This meant that today there wasn’t as much to pick up from rooms, and putting out the bins took half the time than it usually does. I’ve also got plastic tubs and baskets inside and outside the back door. Everyone knows to put the stuff in there now instead of the utility room.

So, I’d say that my routines are working well! It might be time to add a couple more to the daily and weekly lists… but not before I’ve had a relaxing bath. It does me the world of good.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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2 Responses to Day 272: Changing Habits of Holding Onto Things ‘Just in Case’ Will Save Time and Space in the Future

  1. I am very lucky that I don’t have a garage I am afraid it would be too tempting for me to stow things just in case.

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