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Tiny Living, Big Emotions: How to Say Goodbye to Sentimental Items in a Small Space

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

It can be difficult to part with sentimental items, even when you know you don't have room for them in your tiny home. Here are a few tips that may help you come to terms with getting rid of items that you don't have room for:

Create a memory box: Instead of getting rid of sentimental items, consider keeping them in a memory box or a special container. You can then store the box in a safe and accessible place, such as a friend or family member's home, or in a storage unit. This way, you can still have access to the items and can look at them whenever you want, but they don't take up valuable space in your tiny home.

Take photographs: Another option is to take photographs of the items you're having trouble letting go of, and then display those photographs in your tiny home instead of the actual items. This will allow you to keep the memories of the items without having to keep the items themselves.

Re-purpose items: If you have sentimental items that are functional, such as a piece of furniture, you can re-purpose them in your tiny home. This can give the item a new life and a new meaning, and will allow you to keep it close.

Be selective: Be selective about the items that you choose to keep. Consider which items hold the most sentimental value to you and are most important to you, and which items you can live without.

Create new memories: Remember, even though you may not be able to take all of your sentimental items with you, that doesn't mean you can't create new memories in your tiny home. Focus on the opportunities that living in a tiny home provides, and think about the new memories you'll make in your new space.

It's important to remember that letting go of sentimental items can be a difficult process and it's okay to take your time. It might be helpful to do it gradually, over a longer period of time, to help make the process less overwhelming. It's also important to be kind and compassionate with yourself throughout the process, and remember that it's okay to hold onto the things that are most meaningful to you, even if they don't fit in your new home.

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