Bought 4 collapsible storage boxes so even if I have the same amout of stuff at least some of it will be neater (I like it much better when things are in the same kind of storage, not in a mismatch of boxes size/look). A bit cheaply made and not pretty at all but very light and if I'm carefull there's no reason for them not to last - and they fold down into nothing.
And by moving things around from previous boxes to those ones I can trim the fat a bit .
I agree; there's something pleasing to the eye when everything is uniform. That's why i love my open storage cubes with the fabric "drawers" i can stuff stuff in them, but you only see the cube, and the neat fronts of the drawers. the clutter is out of sight
I love the idea, but unfortunately, the phrase 'out of sight, out of mind' applies all too well to me. If I can't see it, then it doesn't exist, I forget what I have, and end up buying a duplicate someday. Hence the decluttering. Again.
I'm lucky in that I don't have a lot of things, and not really the disposable income to get more things, nor the wish for - so there's not a lot coming in, at least no big things, and it helps when you are looking for a more minimalist look from the start so I don't have like themed/seasonal decorations and things like that.
But it also means I have to focus on the small doodads, things I've keept because they'd still have value but I never use, and those, well they never end as we all know in this thread!
A lot of craft things are finding their way to a familly friend with kids at least.