This is great because it saves money, but the trick is to remember that you have it when you need it. Label everything and make a master list of what you have. Store items by age group so you can easily retrieve the items as your child grows.
They’re only worth something if you display them in a way to enjoy them, otherwise no one sees them. The challenge is to not let your collection grow so large that it outgrows the space you have for them. Give yourself permission to be okay with not having the entire collection. A collection can be complete if you have all the pieces that you really love
The giver would rather you pass the gift along then feel burdened by it. Put yourself in the givers shoes.
You have the right to ask them to take it back, or set a definite deadline of when it must go. This is your house!
The weight of grief can cloud the decision-making process. Wait a year, then decide what is most precious to you.
Use the following tips as guidelines:
- what items will you actually use?
- which items can be displayed?
- other valuable items can be stored in a memory box
- take photos of the things you will not use but hold sentimental value