How to decide what to keep
I am so happy to find this forum. I have recently been visiting the decorating and kitchens forums and now really need this one!
We will be moving in approx. 1 month. We've been in our present home for over 17 years. I'm so overwhelmed with "stuff" and do not want to move anything that I don't want or need and I do have a plan in place to get rid of things. My problem is that this process is taking me forever. I start analyzing things and wondering if I really should get rid of them or not.
I'm not too much of a pack-rat and have donated loads of stuff over the years. Still, I still get bogged down by sentimental things such as certain toys (my son is now in high school!) and knick knacky things that I don't display anymore. I start thinking that these *could* be the collectibles of tomorrow. The reason I think about things like that is that I have come across vintage things in stores that I remember from my childhood and wish someone had kept. But is it worth it, really?
I have a specific target date for having this all done but sitting around analyzing every other item is not getting me anywhere. I guess I'd really like to know if anyone has ever regretted getting rid of certain things and if this is worth the fretting or if I should just become hard hearted and get rid of the stuff!