Tuesday Tidbit – When to Declutter the Sentimental Stuff

When to Declutter the Sentimental Stuff outtaspaceorganizing.comAt a recent talk to a group of retired educators about Downsizing With Dignity, I asked this question: “Do you start with or end with the sentimental stuff?” One person thought you should start with it because it would be the most challenging. You’d feel really good to have that part done. Good point.

However, going through sentimental stuff takes time, it is more complicated and emotional. Often you are tripping down memory lane so far that you get stuck. Then you get discouraged. Then you just stop.

Typically, you will have more success, and therefore, more motivation, if you start with the low hanging fruit – the simple stuff. Why? We crave results, clearer spaces, and it is just plain easier.

If you’ve worked like crazy, made life changes, and lost 50 pounds, your closet is a great place to start. Culling the “before” size(s) is reinforcement of your accomplishment with every item you share with someone else. The reminders of “before” are out the door to bless someone else and you will free up space in your mind and closet. It’s the simpler path.

I’d love to help you identify the low hanging fruit to start you on your journey. Let’s simply start the conversation. Either call or email me to find out more.

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