I've been trying to deep clean the house and purge some things and I would like to thank the show Hoarders for motivating me and encouraging me to keep on track. My thought process usually goes like this:
What should I do with this? Throw it out?
That's still kind of useful! We can't throw that out, we might need that.
That's what those people on Hoarders say. Is that what we want? If keeping this item means that one day strangers may be sifting dead cats out of the crap piled up around our house, will that be worth it?
No. We can throw that out.
And it feels good to get rid of stuff. I also have a garage sale pile because I live in Garage Sale Central, but some things aren't even worth saving until then. I do feel bad for the landfill, but not bad enough to potentially end up on that show one day.