“Clutter is just postponed decisions” Hemphill


This quote is true of all clutter, but especially accurate when talking about sentimental clutter. It’s hard to make decisions about items we feel connected to at a deeper level, but not making the decision just prolongs the amount of time the clutter will stick around. 


Getting Stuck When Decluttering Sentimental Items


No matter where you are in your steps to declutter your home, I’m sure you’ve run into a snag when it comes to sentimental items. Even the most seasoned organizers and those who are living a seemingly minimal lifestyle have had trouble (and likely still do) with possessions that hold emotional attachment. 


In this episode of The Simple Home Podcast, I talk with fellow podcaster, Diane Biden. 


She gives us practical advice for letting go of the clutter that’s holding us down. Some of us deal with emotional ties to our physical belongings more than others, but none of us are immune. Diane shares how, even though she’s been decluttering and editing her life for several years, she still finds herself stuck with some sentimental items.


There’s no one way to go about decluttering sentimental items. 


Just like there’s no one way to go about editing all your possessions, there isn’t one right way to go through items that feel hard to let go of. Going one step at a time, however that looks for you, is the best way to make any change. Diane’s tips will help you take the first step in conquering your sentimental clutter.


Key Takeaways 

  • Diane’s journey to Minimalism and the benefits she’s seen.
  • What sentimental clutter might be holding you back the most.
  • Why we’re attached to some items more than others.
  • Tips for going through sentimental clutter and deciding what to keep and what to let go of.
  • What area you should start in if you’re at the beginning of your simplifying journey. Before dealing with sentimental items.


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