In terms of clutter, the biggest issue for many people is sentimental clutter — stuff they’ve inherited and don’t really love, but that’s difficult to let go of.
This can include everything from sets of china, to furniture, artwork, clothing and more.
My recommendation? Be as creative as you can in using what you can, and let go of the rest.
For example, I inherited more china than I could use, and I didn’t even like all of it.
So I kept only a piece or two from each set and now I use them as desktop containers and serving snacks.
As for the rest? I let it go to charity. I have my happy memories, and I don’t have the burden of the stuff.
Letting go of stuff doesn’t mean you’re letting go of your memories.
Looking at your sentimental clutter this way is a three-way win: you’ll
- bring out your creativity,
- preserve your memories, and
- reduce your burden,
all at the same time.