The dark brown thing next to it? That is a piece of fleece that was the top of a cozy throw that my Grandma Bee made for me. In high school. A hundred years ago. The back side has long ago disintegrated and fallen off, so this is just a piece of fake fur fleece. But it brings back memories of Grandma, and I did use the heck out of it for years. I put it in the wash and it will go back into the closet too. Maybe I will put a new lining on the back and put it on my bed. Or not.
To the right of the brown fleece is another acrylic yarn crocheted afghan, one that I made. I gave it to my Step Mom when she was dying, and my Dad gave it back to me after she passed. It is in brand new shape, but it has resided in the closet ever since I got it back. I decided to put it into the thrift store pile.
The pale green thing is a rather nice satin table cloth. I like it too. Will I ever use it? I never have dinner guests over, it would be too much trouble to clear all my art stuff off the dining room table. I'm putting this one in the thrift store pile. It doesn't have chew marks or stains even! I'm trying to be realistic. I like it but will I ever use it? On the TV show Hoarders, they asked the hoarders why do you want to keep this thing? It is valuable! I paid good money for that! they said. I have no idea where the green table cloth came from. I might have paid a dollar for it at a garage sale or someone gave it to me (Grandma?), let someone else use and enjoy it.
So there you have it, my personal life stories pulled out of my closet and either tossed out or put back into hiding. I might tackle the attic next. There is a lot of crap up there, I have been here for 35 years after all. I will leave you with a cute animal picture, squirrel versus elephant.
Be well, and clean out your closet.