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The Magic of the KonMari Method: What to Do with Items of Sentimental Value

Author and cleaning consultant Marie Kondo sheds light on what to do with items that bring out the #feels

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What do you do with things you've collected for years or photos you've kept for so long? The secret lies in rather than wistfully looking back at who you were before; you keep the things that make you grateful for the person who you are now.

It’s easy to equate sentimentality or past moments with happiness—I know I do. Old letters, photos, gifts, souvenirs and keepsakes are things frozen in time, so to speak, bringing you back to when you were 20 pounds thinner, when you received that love letter, or when you were happier.

Here are some insights as I finished this chapter of the best-selling book:

Main photos from: Best Friends for Frosting and Husligheter.

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