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STEP 2 - set up the cards and start weeding
STEP 3 - clear the decks
STEP 4 - box and label
STEP 5 Categorise
STEP 6 Create beauty and harmony

Dealing with memories

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Memory box it

Put these items in a nice box. If you don’t already have one, use a temporary box and next time you’re out, buy yourself something special. Once you’ve seen your memory pile, you’ll have a better idea what size of box you need. If you’ve lots of things in this pile, you may wish to use the Honouring memories set of cards to work through them.

The honouring memories set

This set helps you deal with items of sentimental value, associated with memories of people and places. This can be difficult, so the cards give you practical ideas on how to retain those special memories in a way that lets you honour what they mean to you, but still get on with your life. You can also add cards from the other sets, such as Action it if you want to send
a photo to a loved one, or Burn it to finally let go of those old love letters.

Dealing with memories

I created a memories set as sentimental items are some of the hardest things to deal with. These magenta cards show you creative ways of storing and processing your most precious memories. This way you can have a home with more space that holds your memories without them taking over. See the reverse of the cards for in-depth details on how to use them. 

If you have children you may have a big Memory box it pile. These can be the hardest things to let go of. Don’t keep every painting they did and every birthday card or your house may become an archive or museum. Choose a few of the best memories to keep, photograph some others and let the rest go. You may want to sub-categorise and create memory boxes for yourself and each child. If you have a lot of things here you will need to review it as keeping lots of stuff will be holding you back. 

Remember to read the backs of the cards for helpful tips and advice specific to the honouring memories process.