People bring stuff into their home and then keep it forever because:
- It cost money. (I paid good money for this!)
- It was free or a bargain. (How could I pass up such a great deal?)
- It would just become more trash on an overpolluted planet.
- It has significance for someone else.
- Guilt. Someone thought enough of you to buy you a concrete garden statue of a squirrel. Your grandmother left you her teacup collection in her will.
Source: Boston Globe