But the black and white ironstone set really won’t have a place in the new home. I’m a rather thrifty sort, so I’m torn at the idea of getting rid of something pretty and useful just because I don’t have a good place for it. But on the other hand, I see the escalating problem that mindset causes. Particularly in the rural South, you encounter homes, yards, and outbuildings filled with things the homeowners don’t use but can’t or won’t part with.
Is it resourcefulness? Laziness? Frugality? Selfishness? I’m curious why we cling to material items that no longer serve a purpose in our lives. Now that my house is so much larger, I have to really think about the possessions I put and keep in it. Just because I have more room in which to accumulate and store belongings, should I? I’d love to hear how others deal with this balancing act of what to keep and what to pass on.