Here's what my kids will find in the attic:
- A collection of children's books that I loved reading them when they were young.
- My daughter's Polly Pocket collection.
- My high school yearbooks.
- The tupperware I paid a lot for but was too large for leftovers in an empty nest.
- My grandmother's dessert plates.
Here's what my kids will deal with in the spare bedroom:
- A Victrola (my paternal grandmother's)
- My grandfather's wingback chair
- My maternal grandmother's collection of china lambs
- A watercolor painting my maternal grandfather brought back from France.
- My antique tea cup collection
Why do I have so many pairs of shoes?
Do I really need 5 different jackets?
Do I really need to keep the art projects from when my kids were in elementary school?
After having to pack up three different incomplete sets of dinnerware from just one of my Dad's homes, I think I need to make a change. It's important to hold onto the past, but it's also important to let go. I'm going to try to only keep the things that I love or that bring me joy and that I use regularly.
Do you have something you hold onto because you felt obligated?
Melinda Curtis is an award-winning, USA Today bestseller. Her most recent release is A Man of Influence, a book in her Harmony Valley series.