People Share The Most Useless Possessions They Own
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Skymall and QVC exist for a reason- people DO buy a lot of useless stuff.

Typically, these kinds of useless things end up lying around the house, typically unnoticed until you pack up and move.

More people do it than you think, and these Redditors have some great stories.


Redditor healansfonfiree asked:

"What's the most useless thing you own?"

She's beautiful.

"I was going to say 'The ceramic blue bird statue that I found next to a dumpster' but then I remembered that I bought an antique brass birdcage to put said statue in."

"It doesn't do anything besides hold my garbage bird and a succulent."

"So, I guess my answer is 'The antique brass birdcage for my garbage bird statue'."- Reil.

EDIT: A picture of my garbage bird in his home https://imgur.com/a/ceiBsav

Who doesn't need an HP laptop?

"I've never got rid of a broken laptop."

"Over the past decade or so I've managed to rack up five of them that I've somehow convinced I'll one day do something with, as if anyone's just waiting for me to show up with a 2008 HP with a broken keyboard and a wobbly power socket."

"I moved house earlier in the year and, rather than doing the sensible adult thing and taking the opportunity to throw them out, I brought the f*ckers with me."- Portarossa

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Hairless.

A comb. I'm hairless.- wolfshark10

"'Hairless' is such a funny way to describe a bald person for some reason."

Comfort obstacles.

"Six or seven pillows that live on my couch."

"If I want to sit, or lay down, the first thing I have to do is move a bunch of pillows so I can relax in comfort."

"Where do I put them? "

"Do I have to put them back when I'm done?"

"How much was spent on these comfort obstacles? "

"Son of a."- Pac_Eddy

Didgeridoo, or didgeridon't?

"A large didgeridoo made out of tree limb, that I bought when I was in Australia and had shipped back to the US."

"I cannot play it, and it just sits there."- Dahhhkness

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The harsh truth.

"I spent a f*cking sh*t load of money on getting 2 separate Master's degrees."

"So them equally."- Swan_Ronson_2018

Those things are the best.

"A breadmaker."

"'Yes! I will set it up the night before so I get fresh bread every morning!'"

"It lasted a week before I went back to making bread the way my Grandma taught me."

"Now I've lost a few of its bits, and the only time I've touched it in 10 years was when we moved house, and it moved from the top shelf of one pantry to another."- FormalMango

Was it signed by Randy Jackson though?

"A broad sword and shield."

I"'m not a re-enactor, these aren't hanging on my wall... not sure why I still keep them in the garage."-atticuslodius.

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Are Millennials are killing the textbook industry?

"My old college textbooks."

"The resale value on them was so poor, thanks to ridiculous new editions coming out each semester rendering these books useless for future students, that I figured it would be better to keep the texts as resources down the road."

"Then the internet erupted and now all that information, and way more, is available at the click of a mouse."- kukukele

Um, what?

"I own a useless box."

"The one with the switch that causes one side to open and a small metal arm to pop out and turn its self off."

"I f*cking love it."- Mr_Mori.

It's worth more in the package.

"The collectors edition of Days Gone, never played it, still not unpacked."- FlyHummingbird_.

A most valuable education.

"My associate in arts degree which reads Social & Behavioral Sciences is the most worthless and ridiculously expensive thing I own."

"Now I push a broom, a mop and a vacuum cleaner at grade schools."

"True story."- ESP1138.

"A college degree---well my dad spent the money."

"Drinking glasses--- we always use plastic cups (big gulps, etc)."- juliebabe04.

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It just looks so cool.

"I’ve got an old glass ball lighter that doesn’t work."

"Missing wic I think."

"So it’s neat but does nothing."

"But it’s neat and sorta valuable so I can’t get rid of it."

"So it’s just neat for now."- ClarDuke.

Our little pride and joy.

"My son."- Mind_lux.

"My teenage son."- ti-legs.

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Dry spell.

"The condoms in my drawer."- guac_walk.

Music from another room...

"I have an ipod nano shuffle."

"I do not own an apple account what so ever. "

"So cannot add music not from apple store to listen to."

"So it sits in my drawer in its original case unused fully charged for years collecting dust."- Al3r1a.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

"I keep buying more and more old cameras that only take blurry, out of focus, or incorrectly exposed photos."

"One day i hope to get one that actually works."- marshmallowtoast

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Marvelous me...

"Myself."

"I don't fully own it, life controls me, but still."- AlkYT.

So, what's cluttering up your space?

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