As most probably know who read my last post, I kinda botched myself out of my tower, being unfamiliar with the consequences of making a house Condemned. As such, I had to scramble to move all my items before the house dropped. It was a big hassle, of course, but it also was an interesting way to inventory what I was storing. Probably a fifth of my items were true bona fide valuables in the game. Things like my full set of Tokuno Dyes, my Knights Armor, and Vet awards. Backup armor suits. These were the first things I moved, in fact. About a tenth were my day to day game consumables. Reagents. Repair Deeds. Translo Powder. Bandies. Basically the items I use to play Ultima Online and keep my character going. It was curious to me that such an important portion was so little in my overall storage capacity. Another tenth were my lockdowns and decorations to make the place look cool. This includes functional things like furniture and add-ons. Again, I would have said it would be much more had I not actually had to itemize them. So.... only 2/5 of my items were things I really couldn't be without. What about that other whopping 3/5? A curious amount of it was hoarded items. Thousands stacks of fruits and veggies, for instance. Items that I collected simply because who knows, I might need em one day, and in this game, storing one takes as much as storing 60,000, so why not roll it up. A major portion of the remainder, 2/5 at least, was flotsam and jetsam of the events and promotions I participated in over the years, but not quite as valuable as the items in that top fifth. Things like Demon Armor, Ophidian Orders, Event souveniers, Christmas Gifts, Halloween Pumpkins. I guess I was keeping them as a combination keepsake and investment, hoping that they would be worth something big in a few years... but I'm finding out the vast majority of trinkets in this game are never really going to be worth much, even five years down the road. One of my biggest gaffes in game as a collector was to hoard all the holiday statues. Literally hundreds. I thought this would be a big ticket item and make me millions if I just sat on them for a few years. Today, they average about 5,000gp in Sonoma. If anything, they've decreased in value. It made me wonder why I keep so many of these items. I don't think many of them ever became worth all that much. I also had a mystifying amount of disposable items that I really didn't need at all -- that my mule crafter could cobble up at any time -- like repair deeds, mortars and pestles, scribing pens, frying pans. A good 500 spaces were used for these kind of items so I would have the stuff at hand when needed to craft, without having to prep tools with my mule. Frankly, almost all of these items I just let drop with the house. They weren't worth the time and hassle of moving. Long, long, long rambler short, I guess my point is this. A good buddy of mine in my guild generously let me use storage space in his castle to hold my stuff in the meantime. Before he did me that favor, I had moved that crucial 2/5s I really needed to a galleon storage farm. As I was moving the remaining items... like 1500 items, I mused that if I did lose all of these items, it certainly would be a loss, but it probably wouldn't be that deep of one. In essence, its a ton of junk with sentimental momento value, but probably won't ever do more than just sit in secure containers. We always want more storage. But do we need what we have already??