Step Into Our Keepsakes

October 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

For many months Beth has been struggling with the thought of parting with an antique quilt passed down from her grandmother.   

 

There simply isn’t room to store it. And the pattern, as stunning as it is, doesn’t suit her décor.

Keepsakes are tough. We always tell customers to take pictures of their sentiment charged items but we understand the process of attaching meaning to objects (and wanting to keep them for the feelings and memories they evoke).

 

The trick, we believe, is to find balance. Take the time to assess which keepsakes have the most meaning and are truly worth preserving. It’s unnecessary (and clutter inducing) to hold on to every greeting card, love letter, piece of jewelry and concert ticket.     

Frame concerts tickets worth keeping!

As a short term solution Beth decided to vacuum seal the quilt and store it with her linens (a fantastic idea for emotionally charged and seasonal clothing). She’s committed to revisiting the quilt when she moves to see if it’s worth holding onto at that point her life.       

Our challenge this week is to take some to time to root through the “I’ll never let this go” items we all own. Ask yourself why you’re holding on and be honest.

 

For the items worth keeping, give them proper homes. We love wooden chests, stylish storage boxes and vacuum sealing (within reason).

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Entry filed under: Closet Organization, Declutter, Editing, Jewelry Organization, Junk Drawer Organization, Making It Lovely, Photo Organization, Resources, Storage Solutions, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , .

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