Instead of keeping something just in case, think of the thrift store as a rent-free storage unit with a tiny pay-per-use fee. Keep only what you need, and enjoy a clutter-free life. Hmmm, I knew there was a reason I loved thrift stores.
I have the perfect one in my garage right now. Filing cabinet turned into yard tool storage! A beat-up file cabinet was headed for the landfill until Haydee Letonja rescued it and transformed it into the perfect storage bin for her larger yard tools.