Using containers to limit yourself
On the "moving to a smaller home" thread, grainlady wrote this:
I use decorative storage boxes to limit things in the closet (purses, hats/visors, etc.). I also use the one in, one out rule.
This is so brilliant. I love that she's using decorative containers to do this; I may have to try it as well.
I know that I've often found myself setting limits for things like twist ties (only two small sheets).
I've also used other containers to limit stuff:
-clothespins, no more than will fit in one drawer of the small plastic chest
-boxes for presents, no more than will fit in one bathrobe-size gift box
Then again, it can lure you into keeping things you shouldn't.
I kept all the tempera paints bcs they all fit in the box I had designated. But we seldom use them, they got dried out--when I ditched them (or switched them to a much smaller container), I freed up some space!
Tell your "using a container to set a limit" story!
This post was edited by talley_sue_nyc on Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 16:17