Day 27. Sentimental items.
Sentimental items might be the hardest category to go through and minimize. Recognize your emotions and memories associated with an item, and give yourself permission to let go of the physical object. If it brings memories of a loved one or a specific time in your life, consider keeping only one thing (instead of a box etc), or take a photo to remember. Don’t keep anything because of guilt, and allow yourself to let go of things that don’t serve a purpose or bring joy. When we recognize that the sentiment is found in the stories and memories, then it becomes easier to part with sentimental items. It’s less about the stuff we own, and more about the people we love.
New Year’s Resolution: Declutter Your Life
Every day in January, there will be a short post with one area to minimize and declutter. There will be tips and tricks, encouraging articles to read, and some advice on how to proceed. Each image and challenge will also be on the Simple Adventure facebook page. Or you can join the facebook group: Declutter You Life for encouragement throughout January. If you want a place to ask questions, share your triumphs, or post your decluttered area, then comment and join the conversation on that day’s post!
You can also sign up for the Simple Adventure Newsletter to receive updates every few weeks. I’ll send you my favourite articles since the last newsletter.