5 Sentimental Items You Will Regret Throwing Away

Doing a proper clear-out every once in a while can be a very liberating experience and will leave your home feeling more spacious as well as result in more valuable storage space (not so you can accumulate more stuff for the next decluttering session though!). Most of the things you throw away you most likely won’t miss or even remember you owned, but there are some things that are of sentimental value that you should hold on to – or you might end up regretting getting rid of them.

1. Favourite Toys

Many of us have owned a plush toy, doll or blanket that just was a bit more special than the other toys and that we carried with us everywhere. This precious toy might symbolise several years of your childhood and is therefore a nice thing to keep. So make sure you hold on to your children’s dearest toys as they might be asking for them one day. And who knows, maybe your grandchildren will use them too?

2. Letters and Cards

In this day and age when actual handwritten letters and birthday cards are getting increasingly rare and e-cards and texts are taking over it is nice to hold on to these tangible, more personal messages to you by near and dear ones’ – and it is a great way to remember these people by. They might even become collectables in the future…

3. Statement Piece

Do you own a special dress, shirt or pair of shoes that you’ve worn on numerous occasions and means more to you than your average piece of clothing? Maybe a crazy outfit from the 80s you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing today? Hold on to that garment as it symbolises a past era in your life and you’re bound to associate it with the many different events/occasions to where you’ve worn it. Not to mention your children will be interested in seeing what mum or dad were like when young – and who knows, maybe they’ll even want to wear it one day!

4. Your Children’s Art Projects

You might not want to display all the things your child has ever produced in your home, but some of them are definitely worth holding on to – even if they’re kept in a cupboard. They will bring fond memories and a smile to your face and you don’t want to explain to your child that you’ve thrown it away when he or she asks for it…

5. Some school work

You’ve probably accrued a fair deal of school work over the years, and as most of it is stuff you can get rid of without regrets it might be worth holding on to some of it, such as notable essays, short stories or other pieces that mean something to you. Reading through these at a later stage in your life will be interesting and give you a unique insight into what you were like during your school years, not to mention they can give you a good laugh too!

Short on storage space?

If you don’t have the space you need for storing your sentimental items you can always come to us. We can store anything from your grandmother’s antique furniture to your 90s dress or child’s art project in our secure storage vaults in one of our warehouses. You’ll be delighted to know that we’ll even pick up your things from your doorstep, which means you won’t have to hire a van.

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