When considering whether or not to toss, donate, or keep an item, ask yourself this: do I love it?
Does this item bring me joy every time I look at it?
If it does, why isn’t it proudly on display in your home? (If it’s a useful item that serves a function in your life, it can get a pass and live in a drawer). Why hide special keepsakes in boxes in the attic? What purpose do they serve there?
Pinterest has tons of ideas for displaying keepsakes, from shadow boxes to DIY repurposing, so put the things you love out for everyone to see! Then you can love them every day.
Most important to remember: forgive yourself if you can’t part with a special item. And celebrate your progress when you can!