I am 'haunted' by stuff. I easily become attached to things and just can't bear to part with them.
Have you ever watched the show "Hoarders"? I can so see how that happens. Yes, it is really gross, but I totally understand some of them. Like the ones that keep every paper that their child has ever done. All of the clothes they have worn. Etc. I too have a hard time parting with things of my kids, parents, grandparents and some of my own things.
I used to keep a lot more of my kids stuff, but since we are in the apartment now, I have to throw a lot more stuff out. To help myself, I bought 3 Rubbermaid containers and in each I have saved a few things through the years of the boys. Maybe a special paper from school, an outfit that I just couldn't part with or a special blankey.
I hate that I get attached to stuff so easily, but I don't know how not to. In fact one of the neighbors was moving recently. She had a chair that she didn't want to throw out but couldn't find anyone to take it. She asked me to come look at it to see if I would like it or know of someone who would. I felt guilty for not taking it. I actually felt bad for the chair that was going to go to the dumpster. It is just a chair. Silly right?
I hate seeing the dumpsters after people have moved out. All I see is money being thrown out. You should see some of the stuff people just throw away. Some of the furniture that has been out there is nicer than mine and most of my furniture is less than 6 years old.
Are you 'haunted' by stuff?