Thus inspired, I headed for my “miscellaneous” kitchen drawer and did something similar. What I kept were potholders, a box of matches, unused birthday candles, a lamp timer, and a box of toothpicks. What went were mystery keys, souvenir matchbooks, a Chinese take-out menu, two old pet medications, a non-working digital meat thermometer and little bits of other stuff. My focus was on keeping what I need now, not on whether anything else might be “usable.”
The drawer looks half-empty and makes me happy. I think I’ll buy it some new potholders.