My high school year book quote was, “The house of you is filled with rooms waiting to be visited.” Because those rooms are filled with memories, not stuff.
Stuff in the attic. Stuff in the basement. Stuff in boxes on the top shelf in the closet. Stuff in bags. Stuff in boxes. Stuff stuffed inside of stuff.
Most folks keep stuff around because it sparks a memory but “it” is not the memory. Stuff has no memory but the sight of the stuff helps us remember what we already experienced. Stuff just collects dust and takes up space.
The very best memories are within our hearts and minds.
Our special memories can be sparked by photographs of our treasures as easily as by unboxing the dusty, musty items we store away.
Consider the fact that your phone can become your best Organizing Assistant and use it liberally to help you clear out the extra clutter.
Photos on a thumb drive are much easier to store than all that stuff you have in boxes.
When we discard a person’s accumulated possessions, we are throwing out the record of a life.