I cannot count how many times I've read how people clean their closet, look under their bed or couch mattress, explore their attic/basement, or put their hands in their other pants pocket to find something they didn't even know they still had — or they didn't know they ever possessed it at all. These range from hentai VHS tapes (plus Pokémon 2000) to a rare $2 bill. One League of Legends player found a Nintendo Game Boy and 5–6 games after cleaning his closet for the first time in ten years. He mentions the games were stolen — it's grammatically unclear whether the League of Legends player was the thief or the victim, though you can perform value judgments as to which is more likely.
It's a lot better to be on top of your inventory. It's also weird that people claim to have never had these things to begin with and they just magically come into your possession. Is it the Minish at work, the tooth fairy, or some other nearly-invisible force just putting things in places we don't look?
|The Minish are putting all these forgotten things in forgotten places for our accidental discovery.|
Rather than be in dire straights all the time, or being the victim of a stinky or possibly even moldy closet, go ahead and clean it. You'll know what you have. It kind of takes away from the idea that you have $50 waiting to bail you out in the case of an emergency — just if you can find it in your attic corner in-between two floorboards. However, the people who don't keep on top of their hoarded possessions are likely to be the ones who get into financial troubles like that.
Besides, whatever you uncover is going to be gross and really dusty. Here are two scenarios:
- You open your closet to get a suit out. You rarely wear a suit, but this is a special occasion: Maybe it's a job interview, or prom, or a funeral. You trip over a box-like thing in your closet: It's a Nintendo GameCube! It doesn't work anymore because it's been annihilated with dust. Falling on it doesn't help, either. You also can't even find the power cord. On top of that, you can't even find your suit among the giant piles of clothes in the closet, and you become unsure if it's even there.
- You keep your GameCube out in the open and clean it regularly, even if you don't play it regularly. When you do, it plays amazingly and you have a lot of fun. You go into your closet and get your suit out after finding it easily.
Side with hygiene. And do so regularly, even at a rate of “spring cleaning.”
Ludwig's amiibo might be collecting dust, which is a shame. His Wii Balance Board was absolutely overwhelmed by dust — he didn't try to use the Balance Board to weigh it, though. You may see it as part of a photo shoot in an upcoming article. Are there things that you've found in your closet before that you didn't know was there? If you investigate it after reading this article, will you post in the comments section about what you've found?