What’s the story?

The challenge of letting go of things isn’t about the item itself,
it is about the story surrounding the item.

This is especially true of items with sentimental value.

When you find yourself reluctant to part with an item,
even when you know you don’t have the space or the need for it:
Ask yourself what’s the story you tell yourself about this piece?

Has it been in the family for years?
Do you associate special events or people with the item?
Does it represent a significant time or place in your life?

Remember the stories and the memories.
Perhaps write them down.
Take a photo of the piece and put it with the story.

Then, be honest about the life you have now.
The amount of space you have in your home.
The real value or usefulness of the object.

Keep the story.
Let go of the stuff……..