Sentimental clutter

Women, especially moms, often deal with a lot of things in their every day: work, chores, errands, parenting, etc. And it’s one of the reasons why I am passionate about helping women simplify their lives as much as they can.

So today we’ll talk about one of the things that moms find it confusing to deal with. When we clean our spaces, it’s difficult to just stash away our kids’ sentimental stuff. A lot of mom guilt, anxiety, and stress would come out as we declutter because we have put meaning or emotions to a lot of their things.

You know those times where you see your child’s stuff and you remember the memories they have with it? It feels amazing, right?

It’s wonderful, but it is the reason why we get stuck with the clutter. And if you want to get past the stuck, I’m going to share with you a tip that worked for me!

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The thought process

Look at the sentimental stuff and think, “this is amazing and had been a great part of their lives.” Then the next thing you should tell yourself is, “but let’s look towards their next steps. My child’s next milestones.”

This thought process would help you move forward in almost any aspect of your lives. If you realize that when you choose to stay in the past, you won’t be able to see what’s ahead for you. So we have to start changing the way we think about it and also the conversations we have with ourselves.

See also the 6 top reasons why you collect clutter.

But how about the memories?

I know it’s difficult and you may think “what if I let go of it and I wouldn’t remember?”

But let me tell you, you will remember them when you try to look back especially if they are an important memory.

And what matters more is you focusing and staying on top of what’s ahead for you or your child. Reminiscing is good, but we have to take more importance of our present and future.

Also, don’t you want to have more space for your kids’ new stuff while not being overwhelmed by it all?

How to deal with kids' sentimental stuff with Louise HopkinAnd this is one of the things that I teach my clients and help implement. So if you want to start your decluttering and organizing journey, reach out to me!

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