Maybe at some point that knickknack was important to you. Or, maybe someone gave you something that you’ve held onto out of a sense of obligation. Think about it, can you remember every gift you’ve ever given someone? Chances are, not. Will another person remember every gift they’ve given you? Maybe, maybe not.
Of course, you may have bought an item for yourself – a kitchen gadget, book, blouse, piece of furniture, etc. that you realize you no longer want. You don’t have to keep it just because at one point in time (sixteen years ago, six years ago, or six months ago) it seemed important or useful to own.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.