Let’s face it, a trophy for participation is fairly meaningless unless health or other issues meant that just showing up was a challenge. Is an award or trophy meaningful or is it just a way of showing how you spend your time? Would a photo of the trophy (or you receiving it) be just as or more telling about your experiences?
If you are contending with someone else’s trophies, consider if they could condense them to a single shelf or shelving unit. Asking that your spouse keep their bowling or softball trophies in their office or another personal space instead of a space used by everyone in the house.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.