Detach From the Memories: Letting Go of Things You Don’t Really Need

Little items can have lots of memories attached to them, but remember that you'll always have those memories, with or without your keepsakes. ©iStockphoto.com/drknuth
Little items can have lots of memories attached to them, but remember that you’ll always have those memories, with or without your keepsakes. ©iStockphoto.com/drknuth

Getting rid of clutter in your Long Island home is challenging when you own items linked to strong memories. Fortunately, with these tips for guilt-free purging of sentimental items, you can keep your memories and still part with unnecessary clutter.

Belongings don’t define you

When you become attached to certain items, it can feel like they’re part of who you are, but in truth, your belongings don’t define you. While they may remind you of certain happy events, you won’t lose those events if you give up the item. If you’re worried about losing the sentiment, take a picture of the item and write down the story attached to it. Then it’s time to donate it to someone who can use it to make new memories.

Keepsake box

To help reduce your sentimental items to a manageable size, create a keepsake box to hold them. If you find the box fills up quickly, don’t go for a bigger box. Instead, go back through the items and try to narrow it down to one item per memory or person you want to remember.

When you’re getting rid of clutter in your Long Island Home, contact Custom Closets Direct for all your home organization needs.

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