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  1. Courtney,
    Great ideas here! Just in time for me as I prepare to sell my home too!

    Thank you.
    Angela

  2. I’m glad you posted this! I thought I was the only one who thought this was a good idea. I’m even “shooting” old pictures by scanning ‘em all.

  3. Great idea! I think I’ll do this to some item with memories today. And yeah, scanning is a great idea too. After all, these days it’s becoming more secure to store memories digitally anyway.

  4. SuzyR

    After my husband died, I took photos of his clothing and footwear that most reminded me of him. Doing so made it easier to donate those items to the Goodwill.

    • Courtney Carver

      Suzy, I can see how that would be helpful and comforting to keep the memories of your husband close by.

  5. vee

    THis is exactly the nudge I needed on something that I am wrestlin with shedding. Thank you dear one. I am not ready to part with it for various reasons which some are important and some are not. So i will “shoot” them and then tote it up for the basement with a specific date on it to purge if some conditions dont change. Throwing this out now means I am not hopeful on something and I AM HOPEFUL : )
    Again, simple helpful post. Your good like that.
    God is peace.
    Vee

  6. Kathy

    I love this idea! Maybe now I can part with all the items my Mom used to treasure, without parting with my memories of her and times long gone. I have struggled with these possessions since her death in 2001; they don’t fit into my lifestyle but they were part of hers. Guilt and apathy move aside – its time to shoot the china!
    Kathy

  7. Megan

    This is what I do with the tons of kids’ school art projects, drawings, ceramics, etc. etc. I love them all, but keeping the physical clutter just means more bins of storage or more dust collecting on crowded shelves. Instead, we took photos of them, which the kids love to look through sometimes. If there’s something that is particularly sentimental, we will print out a photo and hang it up on a certain wall in their room. That stays for a while, then when a new favorite comes along, we replace it with a new photo. I think they enjoy the items more looking through the photos on the computer a couple of times a year than if we had them sitting all over collecting dust.

    • Ken

      This is brilliant! We are clearing out the attic and want to do something with all our daughters art work. I think my wife will be happy with this solution. Thank you.

  8. Wow! This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. If you need me, I’ll be taking pictures and then trashing!

  9. Jenn

    this is too true! I joined instagram last year and being a big thrift shopper and collector of things I was amazed at how unattached i became to items once i had photographed them. i have since given away most if not all of those things as charge towards a minimalist life so i can do more with my time than shop. great idea!!

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