How to Declutter Sentimental Items: 6 Decluttering Tips

We all have items in our home that we feel an attachment to because of  the memories they stir in us each and every time we see them. If those so called old sentimental items are cluttering up your home making it difficult to clean various areas, then it is time to bite the bullet and declutter those sentimental items to make room for your present instead of your past. 

It is much easier to declutter those so called sentimental items if we begin in the right state of mind. Start by remembering that our most precious memories are stored in our hearts and in our minds not in boxes or bags.

Get Yourself in the Right Frame of Mind

Do you really want to pack those special memories away or would you rather have them out where you can display or use them every day?

Keep Only Items You Can Use or Enjoy 

You may find that it is easier to get rid of sentimental items if you  pass them on or sell them to someone who really wants them and will use  or display them.

Pass Them to Someone Who Really Wants them

If you are like most people, you probably have items in your home you  got as a gift, but never really liked and only kept because you loved the giver rather than the gift.

Don’t Keep Gifts You Never Liked out of Guilt

While you may not be ready to get rid of it today, there is likely to come a time when you find it easier to part with.

Don’t Beat Yourself up if You are not Yet Ready to Part with Something

IYou can also take a photo of the sentimental item that you are struggling to let go of. This way, you can get rid of the item without the fear of losing the memory and history associated with it.

Take Photos of Sentimental Items

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