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sunshineday41
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><md>It’s also about the ever- evolving family and its needs. Books as children get older, their coursework, artwork, changes in fashion etc. My biggest problem is getting rid of items that are still pretty perfect but are no longer needed
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Hi @sunshineday41, I would like to gently suggest that items that are in great condition can be the easiest ones to get rid of, as your local charity shop will love to sell these on. If you find that these items are gifts, please don't feel guilty about passing them on. You may, however, want to see if you can ask family and friends not to give you physical gifts. Unfortunately for me - I've only managed this with one half of my family!!

As a professional declutterer I find it so interesting how different we all are and each of us has different things we find it easy or difficult to part with. Often my role is helping as an emotional support as we sort and declutter. Once you've identified what you find difficult to let go of it can help to consider why you find it difficult - this is often a surprisingly therapeutic process!

I'm also surprised how many people don't have memory boxes and it's often something I suggest in my first session with clients - a special and safe place to keep a select few precious items :)

Get in touch with me if you're in Yorkshire/East Lancs or find your local organiser:

https://www.apdo.co.uk/find-an-organiser/

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pmgale

the more storage space we have/build, the more we naturally allow ourselves to keep a hold of. Indeed, less is more but then I'm uber-sentimental and save things like birthday cards for each birthday for the four of us at home... or save that train ticket from when my son went on this trip or that... I have a memorabilia box where I save all these little things that will go with my kids when they leave home - but as my oldest is 26 now, I have 26 years worth of cards for him, 23 for my younger son. trust me, I won't be on that TV programme about hoarders though despite my husband pulling my leg at times. I guess that's a serious problem though and has deeper implications than just not being able to throw things away where people have emotional attachments to things and go well beyond saving more than just sentimental items - and don't care if they have storage or not.

   

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