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I've found a collection of things in the house I just bought and I'm not sure if I need to hold onto them or throw them all away. Can anyone help me identify what these things are and if I need them? Are they expensive?

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Is that all of them or you have many of each? – ThePopMachine Feb 3 '14 at 15:46
This is all of them. I haven't found any missing lighting trims or fan grates, so I'm guessing these are all extra – Kirk Ouimet Feb 3 '14 at 15:47
You may decide several years from now that you want to add some recessed lights. If so, and you have these, you'll save some money. I'd put them all in a box, label it "Recessed light stuff and plastic grill" and put it in the attic. If you find it in five years and haven't used it, then I'd trash it. – getterdun Feb 4 '14 at 2:56

The object in the bottom is a grate for a fan, probably a bathroom fan.

All the other objects look like trims for light fixtures, perhaps recessed/pot lights.

As far as if you "need" them, I can't answer that. The might be garbage, they might be spares, or you might have missing trims throughout your house.

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Do these types of things cost much to replace? – Kirk Ouimet Feb 3 '14 at 4:22
The fan cover, no, but the lighting trims can be expensive. – Steven Feb 3 '14 at 12:50
The eyeball trims are really expensive, maybe 50-80 USD?? -depending on the manufacturer, also the installation (retainer clips or springs) of some light trims are brand specific, if they are a more than a few years old. – Jack Feb 4 '14 at 4:05
The upper left looks like a 6" trim eyeball style. The others look like 4" trims (although several look like they are oversized to cover 6" holes from older units. – bib Feb 4 '14 at 4:07

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