I have 6 white tank tops hanging in my closet. I counted. And that might not be too bad if I actually wore them…but I don’t. I only wear 2 of them.
I never grab the others- this one is too tight here, that one has a small stain there. Yet I still keep all of them. Why?
I suppose I keep them “just in case”. Just in case the two I do wear are both in the laundry. Just in case a different one works better with a certain outfit (even though it never does). I still reach for those same 2 well worn favorites.
In the big scheme of potential clutter it might not matter much. They hardly take up any room. But each time I flip through all 6 tank tops, searching for my two well-loved tank tops, I realize I don’t need those extras.
What about in your home? If you were to do an inventory what would be your “white tank top”? 5 extra knives when you only use the one sharp one, 4 pairs of flip flops when 3 of them actually pinch a bit?
These little things add up and ultimately can equal unwanted clutter. Take a peek in a drawer or two and find an area that could use some purging.
What’s the “white tank top” in your home?