All of us know about the concept of 'spring cleaning' so I need help with that. It's spring like in Texas so I'm starting now. We had winter about 2 weeks ago, for 3 days. So, it's spring here or almost summer. Last month, we also sold my mother in laws house and much of her stuff wound up with us. And, since our three children have moved out, a lot of my MILs stuff is now in their rooms. Point is, we have far too much stuff, junk to me, but useable for someone. How do all of you manage an excess of things, not trash, as I said, useable things, but not to me. I have several boxes for Goodwill, I have stacks of stuff destined for the trash pick up but a lot of things are just in that category of 'too good to throw away' or 'I may need this sometime (unlikely)', or 'somebody can use this, but who?'. We have a lot of paper products, like notebook paper, file folders, notebooks, school or craft type stuff and my wife says 'I can use that for a project', (not happening or hasn't happened in 42 yrs of marriage), car cleaning products (I don't clean my car anymore, not since I was 17, rarely then). Just 'not good enough to use/keep' but 'too good to throw away.' Plus, personality wise, my wife never throws anything away. Her motto is 'save it or keep it.' I'm much better but I struggle with throwing away perfectly good and useful items. It's wasteful and bad stewardship. But not everything has a use. So, can anyone relate to this? And how do you deal with it? My goal is a simple, clutter-free house and life.