1. A round tin holding an assortment of remarkably basic butter cookies.
2. Which, after consumption, became instant storage.
3. And even replaced with snacks of their childhood.
4. A hoarded stack of newspapers, catalogs, and/or solicitous pamphlets because there were COUPONS in them.
5. And no bargains, no matter how useless, would go unused.
6. Plastic plates and utensils that have been used, washed, and re-used.
7. Food (particularly yogurt) containers your mom recycled as tupperware for leftovers.
8. Condiments that expanded way beyond ketchup and mustard.
9. A heap of old appliances, computer monitors, and/or other dated electronics.
10. And pristinely kept appliances, monitors, and/or other electronics because they've never actually left their packagings.
11. Oh yeah, and protected sofas. Because why have comfy PLUSH when you can have PLASTIC.
12. Framed photos of relatives back in the mother country, including some you've never even met.
13. ...until you realized they were stock photos your parents never took out of the frame.
14. T-shirts (they probably copped on sale) with messages they probably don't understand.
15. A unique collection of DVDs in their native language, English, and both.
16. A stash of "natural home remedies" from their home country.
They had roots and spices and herbs for all your ailments, but no Tylenol.
17. Packed lunches that never looked as pretty or neat as PB&J.
No matter what, kids thought you were eating poop :(
18. Miscellaneous meat cuts and animal parts stowed away in your freezer.
Only one of many reasons you hesitated to invite your childhood friends over.