When I first heard this rule, back when I was much younger, it didn’t nearly make the impression it should have (I was a very messy teenager).
Now as I get about spring cleaning. Sorting out the overflowing cupboards and draws of odds and ends this famous quote runs through my mind like a mantra.
As I help my daughter tidy her room, exasperated and amazed by the seemingly endless pieces of miniature plastic that I need to pick up. I offer up broken toys and pieces of box modelling to her, asking …
“now is this beautiful or useful? Or does it go in the bin?”