Don't use craft or your passion for upcycling as a licence to hoard large numbers of things – even if that does include craft materials or items to one day be transformed into something else.
# Be realistic about how many projects you can work over at any given period. Aim to complete one project at a time and put the finished item to use before starting another.
# If you have no use or space for the item you have reclaimed, give it away to friends or sell it online.
# Avoid holding on to broken items or appliances that you have no means to fix.
# Put time into having a well organised craft area where you can easily find your tools and materials.