I began my quest last year (2009) to go through my stash bins and use up fabric, get rid of things that I no longer use in my business like sweatshirts. I donated the sweatshirts, denim shirts, etc. to the Union Rescue Mission. I figured that it was better to help to keep others warm during the cold months than to stay tucked away in my bins. I am still on a mission this year to go through things. It will take a long time as now I have my mil's things that my sil didn't want to keep.
Some day, I will have my mother's things as well. We were a storage place for my dh's cousin, who was homeless at the time (5 years ago), but had a storage unit that he was paying on but couldn't afford. My dh's cousin finally is in a place and picked up his belongings.
Today, my youngest son turned 21. I now have a household filled with adults. When I have the chance, I want to scan photos of my son as he grew up over the years.