Ummm, I can't seem to get rid of information of any kind that I may or may not need if there is even the slightest possibility that I might need it in the future and see as how anything is possible...
Agree .. On the occasions i have thrown things away .. i have later told myself that would be handy about now .. But i know where everything is and i wouldn't dare leave things lying around like DVD's etc .. They may get scratched and that's just a waste of money then.
“I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
The doubt in my mind is always, "I may be able to use this later...This may come in handy some day," and if I can find the slightest chance of future usefulness, I keep it. This means I keep so many things that I probably couldn't find them if I'd need them, and also I'd forget that I had kept it in the first place
I agree with that. I also agree with what Recoleta said. Every now and then I go through and deep clean everything and get rid of (or give away) things I am absolutely certain I won't need or use. But I keep most everything.
Always remember to flank your enemies. History won't remember how dramatic your failed frontal assault looked. - Dragon Age: Origins
Save things judiciously? I never have. I've never had a problem getting rid of stuff. Like not only do I not care to save stuff, but I'll go the other extreme and throw stuff away, like movies or CDs and just tell myself "I'll just buy them again if I ever want to see/listen to it again."
I throw alot away. I mean, I'm not wasteful as far as that stuff goes. In fact, I have alot of junk that CAN'T be thrown away because of environmental issues. I'm not a packrat though. I've thrown things away and regreted it too though, and if I absolutely MUST have it, I will reluctantly go buy it again. The good thing about that is, it's usually cheaper the second time you buy it! But yeah, if you just let stuff chill out it eventually becomes too much baggage and too much to keep organized... and I "love" organzing! If I have a hint that I will be using something again, then yes, I will keep it somewhere "out of sight out of mind".
My dad is a packrat and it drives me insane... SOO much junk. I mean, I can understand saving small things if they have some sentimental value, but he saves EVERYTHING! He has cars, car parts, tractors, anything all the way down to old PDA's.