Two weeks ago, I shared an article about someone that was concerned the popularity of decluttering may be erasing bits of history, specifically history contained within old handwritten letters. Today I came across another article about someone saying they are not decluttering their old letters.
I find it interesting to see two similar articles on this topic, so I’m sharing this one too. The key lesson to take away from articles like this is – You don’t have to declutter items that are important to you.
In fact, the decluttering process is all about removing the things you don’t enjoy (unimportant) to make room for the things you do (important). If you like to keep old letters so you can stroll down memory lane, then you should absolutely keep those letters.
Decluttering isn’t an all or nothing activity. It would be much easier if it were, instead it’s about making choices. You ask yourself what things you value, which items bring you pleasure, and which items are useful or frequently used. The choice is ultimately up to you.
Read the full article here: Why I won’t declutter my treasure trove of handwritten letters