This is why you never throw anything away:
so that when you want a giant sandbag a yard long, you can cut up the recycled fabric from the worn-out cushions of twenty years ago;
turn the clinging velvet sausage right side out over the giant knitting needles used for an unsuccessful project fifteen years ago;
and fill the narrow aperture with rice using a jam funnel bought ten years ago to stop you spilling hot jam – which made jam spills even worse.
And we spuddlers know that we might need a yard long velvet sandbag at any time, day or night. Don’t we?