Question of the Day: What Do You Hold Onto?

Holding On to the Sentimental

source: Shaina

Last week we talked about making space for the sentimental things in your life without contributing to the clutter. I told you about my grandfather’s Redskins glasses, and the truth is I’m fairly sentimental when it comes to anything that’s been passed down from my grandparents — an old blanket from my maternal grandmother, my paternal grandmother’s collection of hummingbirds, an old family quilt, etc. I don’t know if it’s just the history buff in me that likes to have those things around because of their age or that they’re regular reminders of the people I love in the midst of the daily hubbub.

On the other hand, I don’t really get too sentimental about our kids’ things or memorabilia from trips we’ve taken. Maybe because my kids are around daily and I don’t need that reminder? Sometimes I wonder if I’ll regret that I’m not more sentimental down the road.

Today I want to know…

What things do you hold onto?

What things do you have a hard time letting go of? Why do you think it is?

Are you a collector? What do you collect?

Do you have these sentimental things out where you can see and touch them or packed away in boxes?

Looking forward to your answers!

Mandi Ehman at Organizing Your Way