Mum has a lot of teas. Well, it isn't a surprise. She has a lot of EVERYTHING! Completely astounds me. Especially when she has to save teas from season to season, because those special holiday teas are not around except on a holiday. Partial boxes of Winter Spice are not on my agenda! A lot of partial boxes of stuff, unopened stuff, and boxes of things she had stored in plastic containers were tossed out yesterday. It is nasty and she will be so angry. We used the food pantry rule of thumb. If it can't be put in the public pantry, it should not be in a home one either. Some of her plastic tupperware she has had for decades. And it stinks. Plastic does. I made the call, but it was necessary. So much food and goods were thrown away, it made me want to just CRY.
Hoarding things is an illness. With the hoarding of foodstuffs, it can cause illness. Cake mixes should not be kept for a handspan of years. Nor should most sweets. Why someone needs boxes and boxes of candy canes, I have no idea. And they have been around for several years. She is going to be hurt and angry and may throw us all out. We haven't even gotten to her bedroom yet!