Not worth keeping

Often things get put away or tossed into the laundry
or put back in the drawer when they really should be discarded.

The pen that doesn’t write that gets stuffed back into the cup.
The stained tee shirt that gets tossed into the laundry hamper.
The  3/4 empty box of stale cereal that never gets eaten.
The toy that is missing a part goes back into the toy box.

Deal with the broken, used up, worn out, or unnecessary item while it is in your hand.
(Make it easy by having trash and recycle containers available in every room.)

Don’t waste storage space on things that have out lived their use and value.
Be honest with yourself and realistic about mending, repairing, repurposing, or ever eating.
Deal with it now, so you don’t have to be confronted with it again in the future.