Question for you all.
How do you sort through and declutter things that have sentimental value to you?
As I get older, it's on my mind more to declutter and simplify. Are all those projects I haven't gotten to yet really important any more? Are all those things I've hung onto all these years ever going to have a use or even see the light of day outside their boxes in the attic? When I'm dead and gone, what kind of mess am I leaving others to sort through and clean up?
The main thing on my mind right now is old cards and letters. I've saved them all for years and years, over 25 years worth at this point. Recently I'd decided to just get rid of them, maybe only keep a few of the most special ones. After the disaster of deleting old posts from this blog though, I'm kinda having second thoughts. Why do I keep them? I don't ever get them out and look back through them. Why can't I get rid of them? Because maybe when I'm older and retired and have more time on my hands, maybe I *will* look back through them then. Why not just keep saving them and if I never do look through them and they get thrown out after I die, oh well?
What should I do???
(And let's not even get started on what to do with the boys' baby things and school things . . . )