Remove one knickknack from a shelf or dresser-top that you realize you don’t like. Maybe it was a gift from someone or maybe you bought it years ago and it reflects a past interest.
You don’t need the item, particularly if you don’t like it or it has negative memories connected with it. If you are concerned that the giver of the item will be insulted, try moving the item to a box you’ve established for collecting donations. If the person doesn’t comment on the item’s absence, it probably isn’t that significant to them either.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.