I have a huge stash of random crafty bits in my house. I have some organized in my hallway closet, and I have some taking up half the room in my storage area. As I am trying to minimize the stuff in my house, my stash has been driving me crazy. It’s somewhat unorganized and full of random bits I’m not sure I will ever use.
I thought I should throw away those old brown envelopes; I’m not going to do anything with them. I’ve used several in the last week to create templates for sewing projects.
I thought, I’m never going to do anything with plastic canvas, why am I keeping this? I just made a new needle case and plan to make at least one more for the ArtVend.
Of course, I also suffer from ‘Man, why did I throw that away?’ disease. Whenever I finally get rid of an item, I find myself in a position where I really need that item.
Am I a hoarder? Yes and no. I do have a stash, but I have a healthy relationship with my trash can. Not everything goes in my stash, regardless of what it looks like. I have a stash of envelopes leftover from when I was going to turn them all into scrap paper notebooks. I think a good chunk of that stash will go with me to a junk journal workshop. I have plastic canvas that came from my great grandmothers stash and in a set of stuff from Freecycle. I do use my stash and it’s slowly getting smaller or staying the same size. My crafting tastes are just so widely spread, it’s hard not to have a large stash.
What do you do to keep your stash under control?