I still have two boxes of photos/memorabilia in the garage in the way of my car, although I am parking it in the garage. I just did two 15-minute purges and recycled most of it. Remember the days before digital photos, when you needed the negative if you ever needed a photo again? I filed photos with negatives with separators in boxes and boxes, and to beat all, I had pulled out the best of most of those photos to put into scrapbooks, so most the rest are "rejects."
Remember the days when photos were less common? You had to take the film for processing and wait several days for them to come back? Then it was an innovation when photos came back in a day, or even in an hour.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better [wo]man. Ben Franklin