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EP40: Stuck on Sentiment

Sentimental items are one of the toughest things to minimize. This week, we discuss those items that are saturated in memories: the coffee cup from college, the cabbage patch doll from our childhood, your wedding dress, your grandmother’s costume jewelry, your daughter’s artwork from preschool, or a clipping from your son’s first haircut. Do we purge them? Do we store them? What do we do with them? We hope this conversation will inspire you to look at what you’re holding tight to and what you may (may) be able to part with.

We talk about:

  • Types of sentimental items and why they are hard to purge
  • The power of emotion
  • Things are not memories
  • Ways to display or use sentimental items instead of storing
  • Placing limits on your storage

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  1. Valerie Valerie

    Someone I know found their wedding dress through this website… It is somewhat local to me. All the proceeds of selling the wedding dress goes towards awareness/prevention/victims of sex trafficking.

    And also, the bellybutton thing isn’t that weird… My Filipino mom told me that it’s tradition to keep all of the kids bellybuttons together so that all the siblings will have close relationships… Definitely superstitious but kind of cute

    • Megan Ericson Megan Ericson

      Thanks for the website link! And, I didn’t know it was a tradition in other countries. That makes me feel better 🙂 – Diane

  2. Tina Tina

    I have the same sentiment on the girl scout badges and plan to have them made into a quilt 🙂 pinterest has awesome example!

    • Megan Ericson Megan Ericson

      That’s a great idea, thanks!

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