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7/28/18 1:20 P

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Donate the craft stuff to an art or home ec department in your school system.

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7/28/18 10:23 A

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I'm so glad you are getting to enjoy those heirloom pieces - I know the culture today is more in line with "new is better" but having a connection to the past and those we love is invaluable! (Plus that sounds like a gorgeous home :D )

I'm lucky in that my parents are still using all the old family stuff I'll eventually want, and are happy to store the handful of boxes of things from my childhood and pieces I've collected and really love. Last summer I went through it all and got rid of 2/3 or so of the random junk, which feels so good!

My current room is a challenge because it's stuff I picked up recently and has no sentimental value: tons of crafting supplies I'll probably never use since my interests changed, furniture and containers I like but are mostly holding that stuff, clothes I couldn't wear (but was holding out for the weight loss I'm currently achieving) and food, lots of food - I have very limited space in the kitchen.

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7/25/18 11:51 P

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When I lived in 1100 sq foot home, with 11 people, lol...I collected some precious things, pieces of furniture from Grandma or my mom etc. and boy was it TIGHT.

But now that we moved into a large Victorian home, each piece has it's own place. I'm so grateful I held on to those things and WAITED until the time was right to be able to use them properly.

Sometimes you hold on...sometimes you let go. We have to learn the difference, because sentimental pieces are a part of what makes Life enjoyable.




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7/25/18 12:23 P

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Good way to introduce yourself. Keep working on the clutter slowly and let us know how you are doing. There are a couple of places to post your progress and to get and give advice.

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7/25/18 9:24 A

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I found this group while trying to find a crochet group (it came up under "stuffed animals" lol, guess I do have enough of those to be a bit of clutter...)

I've been doing okay lately pitching stuff and tidying up. On the bright side I rent one room so the amount of stuff I have is comparatively lowish, but on the other hand it's both more than my space comfortably holds, and yet mostly stuff I think I need (or will need). Baby steps time!

ETA: okay, I missed the thread and started a new one. I have completely forgotten how forums work on here.

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