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Old 02-22-2013, 12:21 PM   #21
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Re: What About the Sentimental & Keepsake Stuff?

When I went through my cards, I ripped off the fronts and my kids send them as postcards to family / friends throughout the year. They're at the mostly just drawing stage, so it's perfect because it already says happy b-day/thank you, etc.

I also have a personal tote, and I second going through it every so often because you'll be willing to part with more. It's ironic - but I think it is JUST like our kids that don't play with toys until suddenly when we put them in the "giveaway" bin. We have stuff that we didn't even know we had until OH MY GOODNESS I NEED TO KEEP THIS 30 year old piece of paper I didn't give a crap about until right now when I re-found it. Ha!

As for children's clothes - I currently have 2 totes full of stuff my kiddos have outgrown, but I will make quilts for their children out of their baby clothes, so I figure they are ok to keep for the next 20+ years!


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Old 02-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #22
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Re: What About the Sentimental & Keepsake Stuff?

I have 1 tote. My sentimental stuff must fit or it must go. I have an even smaller one for DS like his umbilical cord stump, hat from his first B-day, my pregnancy journal. If someone else could use it & I won't cry getting rid of it, it should probably go. It gets easier with time too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #23
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Re: What About the Sentimental & Keepsake Stuff?

I have a lot of duplicates of post cards to places I have visited. i went through all of them and only kept the ones I bought myself while on vacation. I don't need 3 postcards from the Golden Nugget in Vegas, do I? No.

I think I will go through again and pull out single postcards for each trip, the old pretty architectural ones and the ones that brought back strong emotions.

Then I'll get rid of the 4 boxes they are stored in and I'll have a whole empty shelf!
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