“But, I Might Need It Someday…”
This is often the response I get to the simple question, “Do you use this?” I’ve asked many of my clients. It is also a topic that comes up quite often in social settings by people intrigued by my profession.
the conversation usually goes something like this: “Oh, I could really use you! I have so much stuff in my (fill in the room of their choice). Most of the stuff I don’t even use, but you know, it’s hard because I might need it someday.”
Fact: Most households have the "Someday Stash"— items stored in closets, stashed in basements, and stagnantly sitting in garages for "someday."
So, how do you decide what to keep and what to let go of when sorting through those items?
First, think about what is in your Someday Stash?
Let's not ignore why these items are challenging to let go of, even if we haven't used them for years:
Take a deep breath, and don't worry, I am not going to tell you to get rid of everything in your Someday Stash. That is for you to decide.
Instead, here are some considerations as you're contemplating: