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What good thing do you have too much of?

Asked by Jeruba (49807points) 3 months ago

For instance:

Socks, jewelry, canned milk. Books. Electronic devices.

Relatives. Hobbies. Cats.

Plans, ideas.

Time.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Stubbornness and relentless pursuit of perfection.

jca2's avatar

Books, jewelry, clothes, craft stuff (although crafters will tell you that you need to keep a lot of craft stuff on hand, or else you’ll be buying it anyway at the last minute).

Yellowdog's avatar

Since the COVID has kept everything cooped up, all my girlfriend and I do is watch SMALLVILLE all night on HULU (5–8 episodes per night), sleep, and I make a run to Walmart just before closing time. And I feed the birds. But about 12 hours per day is spent sleeping.

I feel bliss and anxiety at the same time, but have become addicted to streaming Smallville and spending the rest of the time sleeping.

Patty_Melt's avatar

One can never have too much of a good thing.

Jonsblond's avatar

I agree with Patty. :)

Photographs. I have my mother’s collection as well as my own. I have thousands stored in boxes.

canidmajor's avatar

Unread books. I am unlikely to live long enough to read all the books I have acquired and not yet read.
And funky fabric, but I am chipping away at that making masks for the staff at a nearby hospital.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Wonderful! You know, you could also donate those books to some bored, stuck alone people.

canidmajor's avatar

I donate masses of books all the time, especially now that I have an ereader, but there seems to be no end to them. :-)

Love_my_doggie's avatar

China. I have my own set, plus I took my mother’s when she could no longer live in her house. In addition, I’d had my grandmother’s china. A few months ago, I gave away Nana’s set; enough is enough, and letting someone else use and enjoy the items is much better than keeping them boxed and stored.

Flatware and service pieces. Again, I had my own sterling pattern, and I had to take Mom’s set. I also have a smaller, collection that I received as a gift.

I haven’t decided what to do about all this surplus. As older generations downsize or pass away, consignment shops, antique stores, and eBay are overloaded with the treasures people leave behind.

Demosthenes's avatar

Books, number one. I buy them constantly. At library sales I can get a good quality paperback for $1 and a hardcover for $2. That means I’ve accrued quite the collection. I also have plenty of records and CDs (I like physical audio). I probably have too many hoodies too…

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Clothes, books and clay.

Zaku's avatar

game design ideas
pictures of cats
1980’s Atari stuff
clothes that will fit if I lose a couple of inches off my waist
lichen-covered twigs and branches
cardboard boxes
toilet paper rolls filled with drier lint

dabbler's avatar

Cables… USB cables, power cords, etc.
I am a pack rat and into electronics… the combination is the perfect storm for accumulating too many cables!

I just went through the heap recently and threw out (recycled) a large box of cables, including:
S-video (remember S-video?!?), ethernet cables (RJ-45 connectors), coax cable TV cables, SCSI II and III cables, several redundant power cords, telephone (RJ-11 connectors),audio cables with ‘RCA’ plugs, specialized weird cables made for equipment I don’t have any more.

There remain at least two boxes worth of cables of various kinds, if I need a U.S. power cord I can chose from among three shades of putty, two shades of grey, and three styles of black.

dabbler's avatar

Also books!
Thankfully my wife is putting unwanted books on ebay for sale cheap and some are moving.
I took the opportunity to let go over half the books I had, but still have more than I will get a chance to read.

ucme's avatar

Sex appeal
Pure handsomness
Self modesty
Ping pong balls
Sports socks
Keys

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