Go ahead do it! Go find 5 things in your house right now that you don't need/haven't used in over a year and put them in a box. Go ahead. I'll wait.
All done? Good. I've got hoarding issues...I often fear I will turn into those people you see on TV with piles and piles of stuff. I simply can't throw anything away if I feel it still has use. In my mind, it has to be donated or recycled. So, twice a week or so, I take a quick walk around my house, and try to grab a few things that we don't need or use. It could be something as small as a fast food toy, or a book, or some shoes. What still has use goes in a box I keep in our coat closet. Then, when the box is filled it goes to a place that accepts donations of goods. It works for me, because the stuff I don't need will still find a home.
Some ideas for donations: Goodwill, The Salvation Army, Homeless Shelter, your local Freecycle email group, daycare centers, or church yard sales.
Why is this good to do? I'm not sure where I heard it, but its stuck. Each time I have to pick up that McDonalds toy, or move around those shoes we don't use is time wasted that I could've used for something better, like spending time with my family. I actually have an alarm in my phone to remind me to do this...try it, and save some sanity!