There are the older people who spend nothing, and die wearing ratty clothes, worn out household items are used beyond usability, and they actually have lots of better clothes, housewares, and other things they were saving for some other time, and never even used them. I know so many people that were upset at what their mother was sleeping in, using for towels, etc when they had a lot of nice stuff still in boxes. It can be an obsession to save everything for a future time, and it's sad not to enjoy yourself occasionally.
I switched out my older bath towels for the spare a couple of weeks ago, and the new ones are so nice and much more attractive. Having nice things is silly if you never use them.
Having nice things is silly if you never use them.
My parents' sterling and china and crystal were never used except on "state occasions" which occurred on average during their lifetimes far less often than once a year, particularly infrequently the last 20 or so. When I visited over a long stretch of time during their illnesses, I made sure to use them a couple of times each visit when I made myself nice meals.
"Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." - Einstein
“So what’s up with years of lessons? You still can’t ride a damn horse?!”