Closets, garages, attics or basements are where we keep our useful and needed objects, right?
That's how it all begins. But, then we have a way of ignoring our the stuff in our usual surroundings.
Closets and even rooms become never never land.
Totes become full of ...stuff from another lifetime.
Elastic gets hard.
Fabric gets eaten by moths and musty.
Clothes no longer fit your body or lifestyle.
We shut the door on it all.
If things are not used-up, they will alternately disintegrate while not used.