It’s difficult to talk about de-stashing without coming off as judgmental, even though I promise you I’m really not. I’m right there in the trenches with you, and if my yarn stash isn’t as big as some people’s, neither is my budget or storage space. That urge – whether you call it stashing, hoarding, or collecting – it’s something I struggle with every day.
I will say that my commitment to de-stashing strengthened immensely when I started thinking about yarn stash as inventory. Inventory is an inefficient use of resources, which is why businesses always strive to keep their inventory to the bare minimum.
Aside from tying up all that liquidity and taking up all that room, yarn is vulnerable. It’s vulnerable to insects, fire, smoke damage, flooding, and to being dropped in the mud when you bring it outside to take a picture.
(No yarn was harmed in the production of this blog post. Thankfully, it landed on a dry spot.)