I've been dealing with a lot of accumulated junk over the past year or so. It's not like we had so much that we'd be candidates for the TV show 'Hoarders,' but it was (and is still) a lot of stuff. My mother-in-law joined us as we moved into a new house last year. She aggressively disposed of things from the home she lived in for over 50 years, but after moving out with what she wanted, I had to deal with what remained prior to the sale of her property. There was stuff in the closets, the attic, basement, garage attic and its basement, and even some things in the yard and garden that had been there for decades. I made multiple trips to the county hazardous waste facility and filled a few Bagsters along the way. My wife and I have been hard at work getting rid of things, too. We've been getting rid of old furniture, clothes, books, and other personal items (including stuff from having 2 kids and a dog). Being the handyman in the family, I've got all the tools as well as old parts and supplies. I've been dealing with everything from old cans of paint ("do I need to keep that one for touch-ups?"), chemicals, caulk, lumber and trim, plumbing (copper, iron, PVC of every size, shape, and length to repair, replace or add something), electrical (boxes, switches, outlets, wire, conduit, old and new fixtures, etc.), bike and car parts, everything for window repair (glass, plexiglass, glazing points and compound), and so on. I had parts and supplies left over from projects, and I had even tossed things into the garage attic (who knows why?) like the original kitchen cabinet doors and drawers, landscape edging and a window well, a half-used fiberglass batt, etc. In the move, I've also gotten rid of a few old appliances and window shakers (air conditioners). It's been a lot of work, and there's more to do. Some of the decisions have been fairly straightforward, but many others have been a struggle. I've had to determine if I'll need the item/part in the near future, whether I can donate it and to which organization, best/safest way to dispose as waste, and if I'm going to keep it, where and how to store it. Donation sites I've used include Goodwill, Salvation Army, and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. One interesting place is Better Futures Minnesota. They took a washer/dryer pair that still worked but were too old for Salvation Army or other donation sites. Better Futures Minnesota might sell them since they work, but if not, they can dismantle them for recycling. Lately, I've been trying to get rid of old electronics. I have an old scanner, Palm IIIxe, Tungsten E2 and 755p (I'm keeping the T|X for now), cables and wires, routers, computer speakers, 3 WD Media players, 3 Nook Color tablets, BT and wired headsets, an old, non- (or barely) working iPod, iPhone 4s, cell phones, and cameras, etc. Once I wipe my old Netbook, it'll go. I have two other old laptops that actually run Windows 10 so maybe I'll give one to my brother and try out the other as an HTPC. It's amazing what a time suck this has been. I've plugged in all the old electronics to see if they work, struggled to decide if I should get rid of them, and then work to ensure they're securely wiped of data. The place where I donate old electronics is Free Geek Twin Cities. It's located in my old neighborhood and they do good work in the community. Whew! I need a coffee break.