Materials of proposed projects that never saw fruition, of the boxes of junk that "look like they would be handy" but have sat for years, early paint dobbed polystyrene terrain that was used in the early days but has been superseded since - bin filler now.
The other similar, but more controversial cull is of nostalgic old hobby items that it seems a shame (if not crime) to throw out but in reality have no value. The list includes White Dwarf issues from the 80's (when it was a roleplaying magazine), second hand D&D red & pink box sets (with crappy dice) and even a handful of 1977 Ral Partha wood elves. All in the bin after much soul searching. Most these things have either been give to me by other folk clearing out or as parts of ebay job lots sold by people desperate to get rid of them but can't find anybody interested.
|"You threw WHAT away?"|
Some things have just had their time. No-one wants to play with old featureless lumps of lead or store magazines that print adventures for games that no-one plays. And I don't have the space to be their custodian, so they must go.
I doesn't mean I have to be happy about it though...