It seems that Irish people have a gene that has turned us into hoarders.
We have a tendency to keep old items that no one really needs and have to take up an inordinate amount of space storing, like...
1. A drawer where all the used batteries are stored
Probably the same one that has instruction manuals from appliances that have since bit the dust.
2. A cupboard where all the gift bags are shoved
Just be sure not to regift them to the same person who gave it to you.
3. A cupboard where all the plastic bags are shoved
“I paid 13c for this!”
4. Drawers with random shit stuffed in them so that they have been rendered un-usable
Some homes have entire chest of drawers that have been written off.
5. ‘The good china’ which has never been used
Same goes for the good towels.
6. A biscuit tin that does not actually contain biscuits
Always such a let down.
7. Shelves of old CDs, tapes and videos
What if we need to watch the videos in the future? And we spent a lot of money on those CDs.
8. Bottles of random alcohol that were probably opened a decade ago
Always peach schnapps.
9. Old coins
They just seem to multiply and appear on every surface.
10. Chargers from old phones
The Nokia 3310 is coming back though, so maybe this was smart.
11. Old school books
What if Mary’s sister’s daughter’s niece needs them?
12. The Millennium Candle
They didn’t burn well.
13. Old trophies and medals
But coming third in a school chess competition in which four people competed is an achievement
14. Ketchup packets, salt packets and sugar packets from restaurants
Just in case you run out.
15. And finally, toiletries from hotels
Even though we never use those tiny sewing kits.