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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. 

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Christopher Baker
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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.

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