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!