Are you an inveterate hoarder of your children’s things? The first booty? A tiny vest? A favourite babygro?
OK, so these keepsakes may hold special memories for us, but what about the other items?
It took me years to whittle down the amount of clothes I kept from my children’s
baby and toddler years – and only after I was practically ordered to do so by my long-suffering other half who rolls his eyes at the things I keep “for special”.
Of course, something has to give or the house would be filled to the rafters with it all. Surely not every painting holds strong memories for us? I have sifted though some of them, but admittedly have way too many.I’d never part company with the special keepsakes – the mug (pictured) hand decorated by my son when he was six; the lovely charms for a bracelet (pictured) created for me by my daughter when she was in her first year at secondary school.
There are plenty of other things, too: the ceramic heart, the clay leaf that is painted gold; the ribbon-tied box that is filled with love. The list goes on.
Do you, have you kept everything? Or do you instead have a system for sorting your memories? I’d love to hear about the things you have kept “for special”.