I have a problem throwing things away. I was taught to appreciate the value of things, and to not be wasteful. As a result, I have shit running out of my ears that
would might still be useful to the right person under the right circumstances. But, for a vast majority of it, I’ll never be that person.
For example, I have thirteen model-specific handgun boxes/cases. I still own six of the guns that came in them. Most have accessories, such as locks or cleaning brushes inside. It’s extremely unlikely that I will ever use the ones for which I still have the guns. I certainly don’t need the others. But they are completely serviceable. It seems a shame to throw them away. But I don’t know anyone who could use them, and they’re just taking up space.
It goes on almost endlessly. Balancing kits and extra screws for ceiling fans that were left in homes I moved out of over a decade ago. Again, fully functional, and something that probably a dozen people invested a tiny fraction of their lives to manufacture. But useless to me.
Legacy electronic equipment. Software, drivers and operating systems that I will never use again. It all works. Or could work. Maybe.
I think it’s time for some serious downsizing. Hopefully the guilt won’t be too overpowering.