A client asked me “what do you do with those once in a blue moon items like sushi mats, as occasionally that blue moon comes?”
This is a tricky one and person and space specific.
Questions I would ask about the object;
- Could you use something else for the same purpose?
- How often do you use it? (Be honest!)
- Do you have the space to store it?
Consider these ideas;
- Loan it to a friend long term who loves to make sushi, on the proviso you can borrow it every now and again. (But agree with each other that if it breaks, that’s life).
- If you do decide to keep it, ensure you have ample storage space to access it easily.
- Could you borrow the same item from a friend?
I decided to get rid of two chocolate fondue sets I was given as gifts. I do occasionally make chocolate fondue, but I have found melting the chocolate in a bowl works just as well as a ‘proper’ set.
I also have a fine bone china tea set that I use once a year. When I did my initial declutter I gave it back to my mother-in-law, (it had belonged to her aunt). But once I had finished, I found I had an empty shelf in the kitchen and decided that I would love to have the tea set back.
I hope these ideas help! Let me know your thoughts on ‘blue moon items’.
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