I agree with those saying to take pictures of the items that are sentimental. I am a visual person, and I hold onto sentimental things because seeing it is what triggers the memory. I feel like if I can't look at, I'll forget what the item looked like or I'll forget the memories that were associated with it. By documenting the item in photos, then I can get rid of it and feel good knowing I can revisit the item digitally any time I want. Having a digital database of the sentimental stuff also is easier to organize. I can group things by type, by year, etc.
Breaking Up With Your Belongings: Decluttering Tips for the Sentimentalist
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I agree with flavorsplash for the "worn-once-but-not-dirty" clothes- hang them back up in your closet, but face the hanger the opposite direction. Then you can keep those clothes with like items (shirts with shirts, pants with pants, etc) but still be able to tell which items have already been worn.
Organizing Clothing & Laundry by Category?
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