For a while I’ve been feeling real tired when thinking about clearing out some of the cabinets around the house, because I knew they would all be full of things that are hard to let go of.
Like photos from when nothing was digital. Or when the kids were small and you took fifty pictures of them sleeping. So, so hard to know what to do with all these! And then the boxes with “important papers” (which is truly what I’ve marked the boxes), that aren’t really difficult to let go of, but so boring to sort through! How important is that receipt of the camera that we don’t have anymore, and why didn’t I get rid of it a long time ago?!
Well, it’s sorted out now. Unnecessary paper – gone, photos from my youth that didn’t hold any memories really – gone. And the baby pictures? Well, my kids have one box each with memorabilia, and I came up with this very smart idea to actually put the photos of them in their boxes, and only keep one or two out, to go on the wall. A great feeling having them in one place instead of everywhere!
Also this week we’ve given away 29 movies (/TV-series) and about 20 books. And a bike (that we gave to one of my daughter’s friends who didn’t have one. The look on her face when we said she could have it for free…. Priceless. More worth than money, truly.)