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lbfunke

To help me say goodbye to some items for which I likely have no future use but had a reason and meaning for their purchase, I write them down on a list in my journal. I may even take a photo.

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Little Jem

Good idea, "ibfunke" !! Reminds me of another good wheeze I read about: if you - or your children - have lots of 'collectibles' and you are reluctant to let go of them all, try arranging them in groups on a pretty cloth on a small table, and take photos. Put the photos on a memory stick, and stand one of those electronic photo frames on the table, so that you have an ever-changing kaleidoscope of images to remind you. That way, you can still enjoy your collections, but without the physical clutter, and it allows you/child to move on in a freed-up space.


   
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katet43
Good article, we have ended up with a lot of clutter due to loss of both our parents and children leaving home. Sometimes things are hard to part with because of memories I have dishes, ornaments and the list goes on time to be brave!
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