"I used to love it"
We all have things that we used to love. Even though we don't love them anymore, it can be very hard to let them go. So, how to move on? Start by asking yourself a few questions.
Do you use or enjoy it anymore?
Most likely, the answer is no, you're keeping it around for sentimental or emotional reasons. The number of items that you can keep around for those reasons is different for all of us, based on your home and availability of storage. While it sometimes sound like we want you to get rid of everything, nothing could be farther from the truth. We live by the motto “keep what you love”. To do that, though, you may need to reconsider things that falls into a category below that.
Is it valuable?
If the answer is yes, but you no longer use or enjoy it anymore, why not sell it and get something you might use or enjoy. Experiences can be far more meaningful than things so perhaps trading in a formerly beloved possession could fund an outing, meal or trip. Or, get something you can love (and enjoy) now!
Are you planning on giving it to someone someday?
If this is the case, make sure it's something they want. If so, maybe give it to them now if you're not getting any enjoyment from it. If not, save yourself years of holding onto something for no reason. Gifts are a wonderful thing as long as they're wanted and not burdens. So, go ahead and ask so you can make an informed decision.
The next (and final) post in this series … “I might need it someday”