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1. Just because you can think of a use for an object, doesn't mean you need to keep it
Dr. David Tolin suggests, "The question to ask yourself is not whether you can use the object, but whether you really will use the object. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven't used an object in over a year—say, you didn't even know it was there until you found it on the bottom of a pile—you probably can live without it."