My neighbor , who passed away several years ago , had a policy that if he didn't use something in his garage in two years , he would toss it out. The problem was , a month or so after he tossed it , he would have a need and have to buy a replacement .
It's nice to keep stuff, but when you've been in the same house for 40 years ... you just run out of room ... so I keep telling my wife ... if you haven't used that in one year, you ain't gonna use it & you don't need it. Deaf ears!
On the other hand, when it comes to hardware & lumber, if you keep it long enough, it will come in handy. Who hasn't gone to that big jar filled with extra screws, nuts & bolts when something broke & you were able to fix it because you found the right item in that jar?
On the other hand, no one likes to throw out nice clothes, but, when you finally admit it will be a cold day in hell before you can get back into that pair of 32" slacks ... you get more room in your closet. [:D]
What is OCD?
I am the anti pack rat. If I don't use it on a regular basis, I get rid of it. I not OCD, but I do like things organized.