My question is this: I consider myself to be pretty anti-clutter. I live in a small apartment with a small storage locker in the basement. What do I do with the stuff that I've now begun to accumulate from their attic? Clearly some things can be thrown out/recycled/given away, but then you get to the "mementos". Do I just buy a few 18 gallon rubbermaid totes, neatly pack them, and stack in my storage area? They saved EVERYTHING it seems, probably as a reaction to their own parents getting rid of their stuff as soon as they both moved out. What is a practical way to handle this situation, while maintaining my own sanity (and limited storage capacities)?
Please share your thoughts and strategies with Colleen in the comments below...thanks!