My Father-in-Law was a plumber by trade. And due to living through WW2 and after, he never threw anything away. He died in 1996, but my Mother-in-Law never got rid of his things either. He had boxes and boxes of 'useful' bits in case he needed something for a job.
Anyway, when my Mother-in-Law died in 2010 all of her things, including his, came to us and we just stored everything.
Yesterday, I was attempting to go through all the stuff we have stored away and came across boxes and boxes of bits and pieces (mostly stored in old 'OXO' tins) that he had kept. I had forgotten we still had them.
It was when I opened this particular box I thought, now that would make an interesting photograph. So today I have started to photographically catalogue Grandad's old stuff. I like to think he would be pleased they are still getting used for something, although I don't expect he considered it would be as photographic 'art'!
Rest in Peace Norman, your stuff is still coming in useful!