My basement is full of Items That Appear To Have Value But Don’t!
I have over 15 computers in my house, but only 4 are currently being used. While I don’t have any computer that doesn’t have at least a 32 bit CPU inside, some of them are still just too slow and obsolete to ever be useful again.
Having such computers sitting in your house taking up precious space is just a waste of floor space. I know that I will never use those computers again, and yet I still have many of them sitting down in my basement. My logic is that I might use them for router or perhaps install some variant of a Linux operating system on some of them…, but I won’t…
Why do we hold onto old things that once had value but really doesn’t anymore? Perhaps there is a bit of a nostalgic feeling with the item? Or maybe we feel like we’ll give the obsolete item to our children, or other family members, or even friends. Knowing that it held great value to us during a time period and we would like it to mean something to someone else too.
But unfortunately most of the time it’s really just junk, especially technology. If you are holding onto a “Palm Pilot” thinking that your kids could use it, don’t! First, it now looks horrible and is terribly underpowered. Your child’s peers will laugh at them if they were to use it, don’t put your kids through that type of embarrassment!
With other junk, you just throw it in the garbage can and it’s taken away. With computer this isn’t a good move! There are toxic pieces in the computer that should be taken to a recycling plant so they can either recycling the toxic pieces or properly dispose of the toxic parts.
Another thing that people tend to hang onto is old outdated clothes. Even if you could fit in them, they are so out of fashion that you would look odd trying to wear them again, at least in public. If your clothes are older than 5 years old, and you haven’t worn them in the past five years, send them to goodwill, put them in a garage sale, or pitch them! You know that you will never wear them again, so don’t kid yourself!
Free yourself of unnecessary clutter and experience more room!
Have a good weekend,