Joanna Gaines Has a Smart Tip For Dealing With Sentimental Clutter
If one of your resolutions is to declutter in 2018 (ahem, we have a January Cure for that), but you find it hard to let go of the sentimental items, take a page from Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines’ book.
I’ve been cleaning out my attic all week and am still knee deep in organizing and purging. Reorganizing has been a bit of a chore but getting to go through my kid’s baby clothes, childhood keepsakes and old pics has been a nice walk down memory lane. Just found these two pictures of my grandparents… He was Lebanese and she was German, they had nine children and were married for 64 years. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s towards the end of her life and my grandad never left her side. ❤️ #lovestory
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This week, the designer and mom has been organizing her attic and sharing her progress on Instagram. Besides seeing just how many cake stands and teacups she has (spoiler: a lot) and learning a little about her grandparents, we also notice that she has a smart way of dealing with sentimental items that you might have a bit too much of.
If you find yourself unable to KonMari to the fullest because everything sparks joy, you’re not alone. But take this tip from Jo: While going through her kids’ baby clothes, she kept her favorites and tucked them each in a container with a note, “in case they are sentimental like their mama,” she writes on Insta Stories.
And remember, it’s up to you what makes you happy enough to keep. Jo found her old cheerleading uniform and sheets from when she was five:
But decided to keep the sheets, anyway.
You do you, Jo.