As we sort through their possessions together, deciding what to keep and what to purge, my clients constantly find things they didn’t even know, or remember, that they owned.
Well, guess what? It happens to me too! I was recently sorting through some of my own stuff and found a few things that truly surprised me:
- Glitter! Who knew I had glitter? These were in with the old Christmas cards, with which I have been known to get crafty. And they’re from Stats in Pasadena. So, over ten years old. They were in an opaque bag I clearly hadn’t opened in awhile to see what was inside. Always a mistake.
- Herb Garden seed kit. I swear I have never seen this before in my life! It’s going to my gardener brother, who agrees he wants it.
- Old Sony Watchman. I do remember this miniature TV set from the 80’s. Might be worth selling as collectible?
- Olive Garden gift card worth $25. I looked it up on the internet and it’s still good! Judging from its position in the pile it may have been a going away gift when I moved from Los Angeles to Albuquerque. Ten years ago.
- Brand new Ethernet cord. Yay! I was just about to go to the store and buy one. Seriously!
- Yet another stash of old Christmas cards. Even after I thought I had surely corralled them all. Just donated a bunch to St. Jude’s card recycling program.
- Former boyfriend’s Social Security Number. Well…. hmm….the irony here is that he is hyper-vigilant about his privacy, including no social media accounts whatsoever. If only I could think of a harmless prank to play in this regard.
This next one is not numbered because it was NOT a surprise: A mess of various electronic cables, cords, and chargers that I do not need and probably don’t fit anything I currently own anyway. Out they go. Don’t worry about the ones that look kind of generic and possibly useful…these are the EXTRA extras!
What surprising things have you found while sorting through your own possessions?
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