After having to have repairs done in two different rooms, everything had to be moved out of those rooms. So that had me deciding I would go thru everything and find out what the heck I was hanging onto, simply because it was “tucked away” temporarily. Only thing is, you don’t get to it and the collection grows.
Amazing what I found that I no longer even knew I had, proving I obviously did not need it or was now out of date.
And so I began tossing, shredding, filing etc. What a therapeutic feeling. Even though no one would know I had done anything by looking around the room.
From there it turned into what I had in the cupboards in the kitchen. So many dishes, glasses & cooking utensils so rarely if ever used. A lot come out for the special celebrations only and then you do really need them though.
Then you come across the keepsakes that bring back so many memories.
Things passed down from generations in some cases. As you start looking at them, time flys by, remembering the occasions when you received this item and from who, grandparents, parents, maybe from your kids. Priceless time spent. You wash or dust it off and put it back in its spot. It is such a fun and happy few hours.
Only problem is it does take a long time depending on how much you have and so I am still sorting things.
You will thoroughly enjoy the process as long as you forget about how long you may take. It would be easy to just toss things out but you would miss out on the nostalgia of the moments spent.
I hope you are lucky enough to have happy memories.