I have a lot of clutter that I simply must absolutely keep because they are of Vital Importance. You know what I mean; I'm sure you have some of these items as well. And then suddenly, when someone comes along who can use and enjoy these items, they fly out the door. I guess I just need to be absolutely certain they have a good home until I can release them (remember the bear?).
This happened to me this weekend. I upgraded a small TV/VCR combo to a TV/DVD combo. The old one still works (a few quirks but lots of life in it) and I found a friend who wants to have it. Awesome!
A few months ago I was decluttering my TV cabinet and found a bunch of VHS tapes that I just couldn't bear to part with (because, you know, My Cousin Vinny is a classic that I was sure to pass on to future generations). Now that I'm giving this TV/VCR to a friend, suddenly a bunch of these VHS tapes are eminently let-go-able! I guess that knowing someone will watch these and actually enjoy them (I still have a VCR but never use it) makes it easier to let them go. Even the ones that I was certain I'd NEVER EVER get rid of (again, you know the feeling, right?) were easy to add to the bag since I knew they were going to someone who not only wanted them but was looking forward to getting them.
I have a sneaking suspicion a few more tapes will join these later today, too.......