After five and a half years of helping clients with their clutter, I have gotten accustomed to encountering what I call the Computer Graveyard.
Here’s the scenario. You get a new computer, and you start using it. You don’t want to get rid of the old computer just yet, just in case something malfunctions on the new one, so you put the old one on the floor next to your desk. Days go by, then weeks, then months, and the old computer continues to sit on your floor, despite the fact that the new one is working perfectly well. You barely even notice it’s there — it has become part of the decor.
Repeat the same scenario three or four years later when you get another new computer, and now you’ve got TWO computers on the floor, plus maybe one you brought home from work that you don’t use anymore. There they sit, like little tombstones. Voilà! You’ve got a Computer Graveyard.