We made these boxes when we lived in Arizona in the late 90s. (Do you find it AMAZING that the nineties were two decades ago?!! I do.) They don't take much floor space and do hold things. They didn't "live" in our house for very long when I realized the top one would hold travel brochures perfectly. I mean, if we had tried to make a box to hold them, we couldn't have done such a good job. Anyway, because they fit, I started putting them in it.
It has been crammed full for a a while now and then the other day I was thinking about it and deciding we probably didn't need all those brochures. So I pulled them out and started a quick scan thinking I would just toss them all. And then I didn't. It was so amazing the memories that each one generated. It was such a "story" of our lives. We don't travel like other people, only on vacation. Most of our travel is done when we move. We will take a trip once in a while, but what I found in this box was just amazing.
The biggest treasure of all is shown below. Airline tickets!! Yes, real tickets, not a printout! More importantly to our family, they are the tickets for my husband to fly home after his year in Korea. I had no idea we still had these!
I am a purger and have no qualms at getting rid of a lot of things, but I'm going to keep all of this stuff. I did eliminate duplicates, but I put the rest of it all back into the box where it belongs.