I like to collect old things. Every once in a while I have to do some serious down sizing, and it's hard. I Once had a braided piece of dark red cord I kept it for 22 years. it kept breaking, I wore it as a necklace, an anklet, a bracelet, then wrapped the remaining piece around a cuff bracelet. Every time it got smaller due to breakage I would reinvent it's use so I wouldn't have to part with it.