Broken mug

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The Thing You're Going to Fix Really Soon
Let's just be honest with one another: If it's been more than a year and you still haven't glued that handle back on your Disneyland mug and sewed the button back on your old cardigan, it may be time to consider life without them. It's one of expert Peter Walsh's decluttering rules—though we often justify holding onto our broken goods with the expectation that someday, when we have a free Saturday afternoon and (a) we're feeling energetic and, (b) we don't feel like catching up on all those episodes of Homeland trapped on the DVR, we'll fix it. However, once the year-limit is up—or if the mere thought of fixing the item makes you groan with dread—then go ahead, free yourself and get rid of it.

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