There are things that represent certain chapters in our lives. Your child’s old clothes represent a special season of your life. You were able to overcome new challenges. You were where you were most needed, and tender memories were created.
However, hanging on too much to the past can be unhealthy. Instead of focusing on yesteryears, be excited for what the future will bring for you and your family. One way to do that is to let go of old, memory-filled clothes from your child’s early years.
Why letting go is difficult
Not all decluttering leaves you with a “good riddance” feeling. Some are more difficult than others and letting go of your child’s old clothes is, hands down, one of them.
That blanket he was wrapped in from the hospital, that elephant print onesie he was wearing when he first said “mommy,” and that robot pajama he didn’t want to take off even when the family needed to go out for church—they all remind you of something worth cherishing. Bet you can even remember exactly how he smelled in those garments.
Almost everything in your child’s wardrobe carries a special memory. … Read more...