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Monday, May 19, 2014

7 Ways to Help a Sentimental Child Declutter

I mentioned a few weeks ago that May and early June are going to be really busy for me with my hubby away, a "limited screen-time" family vacation, and preparing for the Trained Professional Organizer exam.  

I asked a few of my fellow organizing bloggers to guest post so I won't be completely overwhelmed and you can still benefit from some great organizing tips!  I'm so happy to be able to introduce these friends of mine to you.  Please make them feel welcome here :)

Here's a guest post from my friend Alli!

Hi everyone, I'm Alli from from over at Scattered Squirrel, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be here. I want to start off by saying a HUGE thank you to Hilda for having me. I've been following Hilda's blog for almost two years now, and she never fails to inspire me. It truly is an honor to be here guest posting.

As I'm sure you know, at the beginning of this year Hilda started the 365 Items in 365 Days Challenge. I signed up the minute I heard about it, and have been slowly working my way through our home looking at our stuff with new eyes, and I even got the rest of my family on board.

Our biggest success came from a very surprising source. Our youngest son Liam got rid of over 100 items. If you knew Liam, you would know that this is beyond a huge success. You see, Liam is a very sentimental child with a very impressive memory. He remembers things I have forgotten. This can be a bit of a problem when it comes time to do a declutter of his room. They aren't just toys to him, they are precious treasures from the people he loves most. He'll tell you who gave him what and when they gave it to him. They all mean something to him, and that can pose some challenges when it comes time to let some go to make way for new ones.

Thankfully though, I've found some things that help me help him, and make it a little easier on all of us when it comes time to sort through his stuff. Maybe, they'll help you too. 

This post has been moved to my business website's blog: https://fromoverwhelmedtoorganized.com/7-ways-to-help-a-sentimental-child-declutter/. Please check it out there. 

Happy organizing!