Stuff. What the heck to do with it?
January 3, 2013 11:25 AM Subscribe
What do most people do with all the cards, letters, notes, trinkets and other crap that gets collected over the years?
posted by thrasher to grab bag (52 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Because I have a HUGE box of this stuff from my parents, friends in high school, my ex husband... I'm really not close with most of these people anymore, but some of the stuff reminds me of when I was (which is good or bad, depending on the day).
Over the years I've culled a bunch and always find the only things I miss are the photographs. The rest of it just seems to take up space in my closet (especially the small, useless gifty-type trinkety stuff), and very occasionally my head. Looking through any of it is bittersweet. Throwing away any of it seems wrong, though. What's worth keeping? What do most people do? Do you regret pitching a bunch of this type of stuff? Mostly just looking for insight or different perspectives.
(I know there's already a question about keeping childhood memories
, but letters and sentiments from the past seems like a whole different thing. No?)