In general, my two decluttering questions are sufficient.
But last week, I came up with an additional question that I could use if I ever got stuck.
If this item broke, would I replace it?
You can probably tell from the picture above what helped me come up with this idea.
After putting some dishes away, I (shocker of all shockers) forgot to close the cabinet door. So . . . there was absolutely nothing to stop the evidently-precariously-balanced pie plate from coming crashing down and shattering into (literally) a ba-jillion pieces.
As I waited for my 7yo to bring me some shoes, I thought, “Hmmmm, I don’t think I’ll replace that. I never used it.”
I’m not exactly a pie-making-fiend, so the other glass pie pan I own should be more than sufficient.
Which means I should have purged it long ago.
And here’s a free thought on parenting: I do believe that God allows these things to happen to mommies for the purpose of making us more understanding when they happen to our kids.