4 Categories For Decluttering Sentimental Items More Easily
We all have things that we don’t really use, but that are dear to us due to the memories attached to them.
Decluttering sentimental items may be hard, so Dawn, or The Minimal Mom, has divided them into four declutter categories, which have helped her minimize the amount of stuff laying around.
1. Things we use
You might be scared of damaging the precious item, but Dawn argues that making use of it allows you to appreciate it much more and to think of the memories attached to it more often.
Moreover, a stain or a hole caused by your child during an art project, for example, however frustrating it may be, can add another happy memory to this list.
2. Things we display
Dawn says framed pictures and shadow boxes are a great way to honor a moment or a person dear to you. Things can break in storage, too, and having them around is so much more fulfilling.
3. Things we store thoughtfully
Dawn keeps a baby box for each of her kids, which serves as guidelines for how much stuff she can keep. She only stores the best of the best, the most significant things, be it artwork, greeting cards, or photos.
4. Things we share/sell
One way or another, we all come by things that are not used anymore but feel that it would be disrespectful to get rid of them. A common case is the belongings of a relative that has passed.
Dawn suggests that our loved ones would not want their belongings to be a burden to us, so we can honor them by giving their things a new life.
Decluttering sentimental items
These are the four categories of sentimental items according to The Minimal Mom. If you have other ideas on how to declutter sentimental items, feel free to leave a comment below.
For more decluttering tips, discover these clever storage hacks and home organization ideas or how to get rid of Christmas clutter before the holidays.
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