When you are digging through storage containers, drawers, shelves, etc, you are bound to find items that you no longer need, don’t necessarily want, but can’t give away because they bring back good memories. (Hopefully, if the memories aren’t good, you can give the items away.) It’s hard to make the decision to keep or not to keep the item because of the emotions attached to it.
I have a client who used to have long hair about 25 years ago, and she collected all different kinds of scrunchies. For those of us who had long hair back then but don’t now, we can vividly remember all the things we used to pull our hair back. While cleaning out a box in her garage, we found a bag of about 40 of these scrunchies.
Of course, we talked about that time in her life. I honestly was not sure what my client was going to do with them. I was really hoping she would only keep one or two just for posterity. But, we had a little ceremony, and she was able to discard all of them. We knew we couldn’t donate them, and we weren’t sure how they could be reused (several of them had lost their elasticity). The little saying for the ceremony went something like this:
They were good scrunchies.
They were worthy scrunchies.
We laughed, had fun, and were able to move on with de-cluttering and organizing project for that day. So, if you are having difficulty letting go, maybe a little ceremony will help. Just think, you can be creative, make up your own little saying, have fun, and laugh as well. Try it. It certainly can’t hurt.
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