Conquer Your Clutter Without Losing Your Nostalgic Memories
How can you have the organized home of your dreams when you’re emotionally attached to almost all of your stuff?
In "The Sentimental Person’s Guide to Decluttering," Claire Middleton offers a plan that you can work through, step by step, to turn your home into the welcoming, roomy haven you’ve always dreamed of, filled with charm, personality… and none of the mess you live with now.
In this book, Claire shares tips that will help you give up the bulk of your sentimental clutter while keeping your most precious treasures to use and display. Learn how to shrink your collections of nostalgic items like:
● Your children’s baby clothes and toys
● Mementos from your own youth
● Clothes you’ve kept for decades
● Heirlooms you inherited
● Books you’ve kept for years
● Holiday decorations
● And everything else that brings back happy memories.
You don’t have to live with overflowing closets, an attic full of boxes and a basement packed with more of the same, just because it’s so hard for you to sort through and give up belongings linked to your past.
The truth is, you CAN finally free yourself of clutter while keeping your most treasured belongings. Claire and her family gave up more than half their possessions when they downsized from their large family home to a much smaller house. She let go of things she’d been carrying around for most of her life, as well as treasured mementos from many years of raising her large family to adulthood. In this book, she spells out the steps a sentimental person can take to reduce their clutter while keeping their memories intact.
Read "The Sentimental Person’s Guide to Decluttering" now, and start on the path to conquering clutter without giving up happy memories.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
● Decluttering: The Sentimental Person’s Challenge
● What Do People Get Sentimental About?
● The Advantage to Being a 21st Century Declutterer
● Don’t Be Afraid
● Keep What You Will Use…And Use It!
● Becoming a Sentimental Declutterer
● The Opposite of Sentimental: Clean-Sweepers
● Have They No Heart?
● Maybe Clean-Sweepers Aren’t Heartless After All
● Clean-Sweepers Hate Clutter Just Like We Do
● Three Rules for Decluttering Success (for Sentimental People Only)
● Rule 1: It Has to Go to a Good Home
● Rule 2: The Memory Must Be Preserved
● Rule 3: It May Take Time
● Decluttering Your Home
● Method One: One Room at a Time
● Method Two: The Big Purge
● How to Choose?
● What Worked for Me
● Choose Destinations Carefully and Quickly Dispatch Everything
● When You Get Bogged Down
● The Four Steps of Decluttering
● Going Through Your Keep Piles
● Two Parameters That Will Help You Prioritize Your Belongings
● Choosing Your Most Beautiful Things
● How Many Items Should You Keep?
● Where Will You Keep Your Most Beautiful Items?
● How to Sort and Set Priorities While Decluttering
● More Strategies for Prioritizing Your Sentimental Items
● Useful and Beautiful
● The Sentimental Seven
● Babies’ and Kids’ Clothes, Toys, Artwork and Schoolwork
● Possessions of Late Loved Ones, Heirlooms, and Inherited Belongings
● Let a Little Time (Not Decades) Pass Before You Go Through Everything
● Gifts and Other Expensive Items
● Items That Represent a Lost Dream
● Other People’s Sentimental Clutter
● A Final Word
● The Second Time Around
● Stay Motivated
● No Regrets
● What If You Can’t Give Any of It Up?
About the Author
Also by Claire Middleton