You can use this prompt either for writing from your personal experience or to learn more about one of your characters.
Stand in front of a closet, cupboard, or large piece of furniture. Remove any unused items. Make a stack of the items.
List the items and then do a free write for 10 minutes on the following: Describe the objects. Describe the background. Explain what the removal of the objects represents in your life. You might explain how or when the items were used, the person who gave them to you, and why the items fell out of use. Expand your piece to include how the act of removal led to change.