This past weekend was a project weekend. I fixed a cabinet drawer, a broken hinge, a garden fence, and a shower door. Keenly aware that the shower-door-roller-accessory manufacturer had never measured my shower doors, I started the task hoping that the purchased hardware would do the trick. Well, not so much. But, at a pivotal moment, when I realized that the gap was too great, I remembered a prior IKEA project that somehow produced a surplus of washers.
Some call it hoarding. Some call it saving. I call it ‘keeping things around I know I will use again someday.’ I knew it was a good idea.
For the record, I feel the same way about t-shirts, soccer balls, my kids, old wire, and carpet pieces.