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Offline EllieM

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Holding on to things
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:52:50 AM »
How many of you have this problem: I am not much of a hoarder, never have been. But ever since my kids moved out I am having a hard time getting rid of things. Their rooms are definitely still exactly the way they've left it and even though I feel like they're just using my house as storage, I don't have the heart to ask them to remove things or throw things away. I find myself enjoying their stuff around.

Offline LeeAnn

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Re: Holding on to things
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 03:04:42 PM »
I've donated or tossed about two-thirds of my kids' stuff. There's a few more boxes of old toys and school papers that I want to take time emptying. Many memories come up as I decide what to do with each item. At the same time, it's nice having less clutter and more space for guests.

Offline Elizabeth

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Re: Holding on to things
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 05:49:21 PM »
I'm with you LeeAnn. Although it did take a while in the beginning, once I got started it felt good when I was done. I did keep a lot of their school 'stuff' and some things they made along the way but have it all put up in a big box.

For some it takes a long time to do this but that's ok, one day you'll get around to it when you're ready.

Offline MomOfTwo

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Re: Holding on to things
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 06:41:19 PM »
I might have an idea on how you feel, EllieM. The smell and the sight of our kids' stuff make us nostalgic. I had that problem too. I did not decide on what will happen to my children's stuff because it is theirs, even though most of them were bought by us, their parents. I asked my sons what they wanted to do with their things and when they said to donate it to the church, then that was what I did.

Offline Indiana

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Re: Holding on to things
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 01:45:50 PM »
The only thing I hold onto are pictures. I don't know if I have more than average, but sometimes it seems to me that I have too many.


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