When you have too much clutter around you at home, you kind of lose touch with what you actually own, and the things you value the most.
Stuff is cheap nowadays. We’re constantly buying new things and bringing them home, without getting rid of redundant items. We pile new on top of old, keeping the old stuff ‘just in case’ or because someone gave it to us, or maybe we spent a lot of money on it, so it feels wrong to get rid of it.
My mother used to have spares of everything: vacuum cleaner, iron, food processor, all bought ‘in case the one in use broke’. All clogging up space in a small house!
What’s wrong with waiting till the appliance actually breaks, then go out and buy a new one?