Join our community of Solution Seekers!

Room-by-Room Organizing

7 Steps to Dealing With Sentimental Clutter

It's hard enough to purge junk, let alone boxes loaded with memories. Here, seven steps to understanding what—and how—to let go. 

Bright room with piles of boxes, blankets, paper rolls and cds
Christopher Baker
Advertisement
  

What do you think about this slideshow? Share your own solutions and ideas.

View Earlier Comments

Related Content

Dishes stacked on shelves in front of chalkboard wall

Room-by-Room Organizing

Easy-to-steal storage tricks for small spaces (closets and bathrooms) and larger gathering spots (living rooms and kitchens).

PAGE 4 OF 11
 PreviousNext 

Step 2: Enlist Help, If You Need It

Just make sure it's the right kind of help. Do you need someone warm and fuzzy because the work would be unbearable alone? Or do you want a tech-savvy whip-cracker who can post images of your sellables on eBay while getting your nose out of that old diary? "Sometimes it's just company—it's nice to have another body in the room to bounce ideas off of," says Madere.

Advertisement
Computer desk
Say what you want about The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman, but she got what she...
from The Nest Blog » house & home
Noreen has been quite fatigued and has an upper-respiratory infection. Amazingl...
from FOXNews.com
Found: 10 pieces for a comfy home - Houzz From serene to exotic, re-create these...
from POPSUGAR Home
Bring out your inner fruit ninja. Read more: How to Cut Watermel...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
...
from HuffPost Home - The Huffington Post
“Only primitives and barbarians lack knowledge of houses turned to face the win...
from Houzz