Most of us would like to declutter our closets, but have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to toss. The new year is a great time to do this. I keep an organized and tidy home, because that keeps me organized and centered. However, I once hoarded things I no longer used, “just in case” I ever needed them. In fact, I still keep a collection of cashmere sweaters I never wear, hoping that someday I will get over my wool allergy. Which, of course never happens.
However, once I made the opposite mistake, by getting rid of something I later regretted having thrown away. I trashed precious, handwritten letters from friends, exes and loved ones.
So how to know what to toss and what to keep? We need to let go of some old things to make room for the new. But certain items should be kept for practical or sentimental reasons.