Why, exactly, am I keeping this? | South Shore Moms

By Guest Blogger: Lisa Dooley of Your Organized Life

Do you have a box, bin or closet full of memorabilia that you just don’t know what to do with?  Congratulations – you’re like most people with “stuff” who are keeping things they just don’t know what to do with.   Ask the question today “why, exactly, am I keeping this?”  Does the item still pass the litmus test of something “remarkable and worthy of keeping”?  Good, keep it.  If not, let it go.  It helps to define a certain amount of space, i.e. a bin, box or even a closet, for that memorabilia.  So, if you’ve decided that this item is important enough to keep and use valuable storage space to keep it, why is it hiding?

Memorabilia can take many forms – photos, documents, books, clothes, personal items – the list is endless.  Photos and documents are actually the easiest to store – see my blog post on that important topic.  Once you are ready to display and share your photos, check out some of the many options available.  But other memorabilia is definitely harder to manage because of its size and shape.  For clothes, think about repurposing that wedding dress into a christening dress or pillows.  Did you save dozens of your child’s Little League T-shirts?  A t-shirt blanket is a wonderful reuse of those items and is a perfect complement to any dorm room. Memorabilia is an item “worthy of remembrance”.  Does it still have the same significance today?  If so, determine the best way to display it.

Read more at Your Organized Life.

Stay tuned for more from Lisa! Hint: Purge, Playroom organization & Purpose!

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