are not nearly as beautiful as this--five years' worth of clutter accumulated in the basement and now out on the curb:
We discovered mold growing in the basement and needed to have it removed--an expensive proposition! In the process, we were able to part with so many things we had been saving for no reason. When property is water or mold-damaged, saying goodbye is easy. Now I am overjoyed whenever I think about my clean, empty basement.
[By the way, we did not actually part with the pretty wooden kitchen set in the front--fortunately, it was salvageable!]