We had some Halloween fun with our little “80’s Dancer” at the zoo this weekend! She loves to dance AND loves animals, so it was the perfect combo :)
And now for our November addition to the “Year of Clearing”
If you’ve missed the others, here they are:
Jan--Master Suite May--Kids Stuff September--The Basement
Feb--Kitchen June - The Garage October - Crafts & Creative Spaces
Mar--Family Room July - Office
Apr--Linen Closet Aug--Entry/Mudroom
Are old photos and/or mementos one of the categories of “stuff” that causes you stress?
So many of our clients are right there, too.
This category, of course, brings with it tons of emotion and is often the hardest. It’s the reason, as we go through someone’s home, that we say, “Put the mementos and photos together and put them aside until the end.”
We deal with them all together AFTER we’ve built some muscle in the sorting and editing department!
Now, what to do with the photos????
Another VERY emotional category! Buy one plastic bin (or maybe you have some laying around in the basement :) for every member of the family.
Start with yourself. You can keep anything you want as long as it fits in the bin. Done.
You set the example and give a time frame (end of November) to the others.
Explain that if they do not have time, you will do it for them :)
This is hard, remember that the contents of this box should feel like a treasure box of things that created you who you are today. It may contain items that lift you up, make you smile and cause a gush of happiness. It may include small items from your ancestors or milestone memories. As long as it fits in the bin...
Any items that feel like a “should-keep” do not fall into this category. Let your heart guide you in this endeavor. Breathe and enjoy the process!
How amazing will it feel when you’re down to ONE MEMENTO BOX per family member?
AHHHHHHHHH! Heavenly, non?
This is totally possible, Kelly and I will hold that vision for you!
If you want support with this, and we know from experience, it can be a tough category, please reply to this email, we would love to support you!
PS: Your adult children can take their own memento boxes and old photos with them the next time they stop over...
Lots of Love,
Really tough times at work these days…”I just want to let you know I’m thankful that my house is put together the way it is right now. I have faith that the good Feng Shui energy will get me through this, with a positive outcome.”
~Anonymous, Madison, WI
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