Tuesday, July 12, 2022 / by Tatiana Seidlin
7 Tips to Help You Part with Sentimental Items
When working with clients who are downsizing to a smaller home, one of the hardest chores they face is letting go of sentimental belongings they no longer have room for. Souvenirs collected during travels, family heirlooms, and your children’s keepsakes can be quite stressful to part with. It doesn’t matter whether the items have monetary value or not; in fact, often the most difficult items to let go of are worthless in terms of money, but priceless in sentimental value.
I personally remember the many tireless hours sitting on the floor with a 'Donate' and 'Keep' pile staring back at me, recalling the memories that belong to each item. It seemed an impossible task, but together as a family, we pushed through.
Here are some tips to help you part with belongings that hold a special place in your heart but you no longer want to keep.
1. Remember that our memories reside within us, not wit ...