Do you have cassette tapes? Do you have something to play them on? Do you listen to them?
If you have favorite albums on cassette, these would make perfect items to requests for a CD or MP3 upgrade for your birthday or the next holiday.
Do you really want the friend or family member who is cleaning out your belongings after you are gone to find a boxful of cassette tapes shoved under your bed? I’m sure this will add some eye-rolling levity to their day and a story to tell their friends over drinks about their crazy uncle.
Don’t be that crazy uncle (or aunt).
(I was a bit surprised to learn that cassette tapes, like vinyl records, are making a comeback, so, well, maybe you could ask for a new cassette player if you don’t have one. I don’t get it; who wants to rewind a tape?)
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.