There will come a time in your life when you’ll have to look through your childhood items and decide what you want to keep. It is a challenge which no one ever looks forward to, because it can involve saying goodbye to items which hold a lot of meaning for you.
Getting rid of your old stuff is something which needs to be done to make room for new items in your life. You cannot keep all of your teddy bears in the loft forever, not being touched or played with.
Decisions are hard. When you come face to face with old items you used to love, you can feel an overwhelming sense of sadness at the thought of losing them. This can happen even if the item is something you forgot you owned. Seeing something up close which used to mean the world to you is a challenge.
Do they have purpose? When you go through old items there has to be a sense of ruthlessness in your work. You need to make sure that toy go through every single item with precision and truly analysis whether or not they will ever be used again.
There may be certain items which you are saving for your own children or which you know you’ll use once you have a larger house: but there has to be a point where you realize this won’t happen, and it’s time to let go.
Most of us have a ton of books that we have never read, DVDs we have never watched and ornaments which have never come out of the box. These items are once’s which you cannot keep forever and you should instead give them to charity or sell them online for a little extra cash. Will you ever read every Game Of Thrones Book?
Saying a slow goodbye. If there are some items which you are on the fence about getting rid of, a solution would be to hold them in a storage locker with your local CDN providers
and wait it out for a month. If after a month of the item being away from the house, you don’t miss it, throw it. Don’t keep things you won’t make use of, it is a waste of space and a waste of the item. You could find that someone else will love this old piece of furniture or ornament. Give someone the chance to love items you didn’t.
Take photos. The hardest items to throw away are toys. As children we have so many different toys, and they all hold a special meaning to us. As we grow older here toys will likely be in a box in your loft, not being used for years and years on end. It is understandable to feel guilty about throwing your old toys away, but will you ever use them? Take a photograph of your old toys and keep them in a childhood scrapbook, this will make saying goodbye to your old action man or race car just a little bit easier to handle. You will always have a memory of those toys you used to love.
Photo by Alex Blăjan
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