Letting go can be the hardest thing to do as a mom…letting go of the baby clothes, baby toys, adorable Christmas outfits, first day of school outfits, etc….oh the memories! The difficult part is separating the memories from the physical objects. We place such a high value on these items because of our personal memories…we fear letting go because that may mean that we will also let go of the memory.
In order to overcome these fears make a digital scrapbook of your child’s special moments, special toys, clothing, etc. that can be placed on a bookshelf and reviewed when you please. Clean up those items and give them a second life by having a garage sale, dropping them off at a resale shop, or donating them to a shelter. The fact that those items will now go towards making another child and mother’s memories should be enough to lift your spirits.
So, in conclusion, the choice is yours, you can have a shrine to your past or start enjoying the present and make room for the future?
I have decided to do the latter and have my first ever garage sale, because space is definitely limited in our house, wish me luck!
And any advice and/or suggestions are totally welcomed and appreciated.