AFter inheiriting a room that was filled boxes full of old empty milk
cartons, paper towel rolls, empty kleenex boxes and old cardboard and after cleaning
it out I keep only what I have to pay for!!!
If I can replace something within a month (put out the call for paper towel
rolls, or orange crates or anything else) then I do not keep it in my room.
Also I am very picky about what I will take. I will not just take boxes of
scraps and rags that people do not want when they clean. I will not take one
plastic container (unless it has a lid and I can really use it), etc. I hate the
mess. That said, I still have more boxes than I can count and 2 storage
closets full of yarn, fabric, and assorted stuff.
My advice, don't be a pack rat!!! In the end, you forget where you have put
what and can't remember why you wanted to save it in the beginning. If I have
an idea for a lesson, I put out a call, collect what I need, use what I need
and then throw it away!
I don't know if that helps...but that is advice from a FORMER....(I am sure I
can find a use for it) pack rat.