I have old pillows, taking up space in my closet. Taking up the whole right side of the top shelf, in fact. But there they stay, even though Brandon and I have both bought new pillows. I have a hard time throwing away things like that, even though I know pillows have a sort of “end date” when you shouldn’t use them anymore. I feel like they’re not “broken”, so it’s difficult for me. I realize that there are gross things that move from your head to live in your pillow(after a certain point, anyway). I get that they often get yellowed with sweat over time. But for some reason, I cannot throw pillows away. I already feel guilty for not donating them, but I know that’s kind of gross.
So, they sit in my closet. In limbo. Pillow purgatory.
Try as I might, I can’t focus on what I should be focusing on. The space left by the lack of pillows. The opportunity to store something useful there. The chance to get something off the floor and put it away. We have far too much Stuff hanging out on the floor, I should be excited to have that space. But I just keep staring at the pillows, and end up sliding that closet door closed every time.
Are there items in your space that you feel guilty about getting rid of, even though you know you should?