As I have been decluttering and sewing recently, the TV was keeping me company. Mostly it was just background noise, but some poignant points came through.
There was a Hoarders marathon on TLC, so I watched several episodes of that. I heard one hoarder say out loud something that has gone through my head: "this fabric was over $20 a yard". Well, she said it about her brocade fabric collection, but I had exactly the same internal discussion about a pair of pearl earrings. I don't wear them. Haven't worn them in years. Can't imagine my daughters wearing them. But they cost $50 (a large sum for earrings, in my world). So, how could I part with them?
No, a single pair of earrings won't overflow my house. But holding onto items that no longer have any usefulness to me just because they are "worth $xxx" is not a good reason to cling to things.