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One Man's Treasure...

Posted on: May 29, 2019
Tags: Photos, Albums, Collections, Things
Family Photos

...is Not Necessarily Another Man's Treasure.       

One of the most common questions I hear from clients is "What can I do with all these pictures?" Family photos are everywhere! Most everyone has at least one, if not five boxes of photos that they don't what to get rid of but they don't know what to do with them either. I recently spoke to a group where this topic came up. The other audience members offered a number of possibilities: 
 
  • Take them to Walgreens and get them digitized
  • Put them in albums and have a party to pass them on to other family members
  • Create a collage or a blanket

The person asking the question said she had already put them in albums, taken them to a family reunion, and came home with all the albums because NO ONE wanted them! We tend to think that other people should want the same things we think are valuable or important. I'm here to tell you that that is rarely the case...and that's O.K. We all have the opportunity to surround ourselves with the things we love. But we don't have the right to insist that our treasures be treasured by others. If you're holding on to family pictures (or any other items) because you enjoy having them, great!  If you're holding on to them because you believe other family members will want them, ask them. You may be surprised by their answer.     

 
    
Here is the Question: 
 
What are you keeping because you believe someone else should want it?  Are you willing to find out if that's true? 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mess Mender Services

The Preliminary Consultation (60-90 Minutes): We will tour your home and talk about what you would like to change and what you could do with your space that clutter is keeping you from accomplishing. After the tour, we will create a plan of action for transforming your space from overwhelming to outstanding$50.00/session

On-going Consulting: Designed to help you conquer your organizing challenges, our on-going sessions consist of coaching around organizing and my hands-on help with decluttering and removal of any items you decide to donate. Donating helps you see more progress right away and it prevents the donation items from becoming a new pile of clutter. $50.00/hour

*All clients receive a postcard after each session that summarizes the activity in that session and celebrates progress! 

Please contact me to set up your consultation at 513.305.0401 or Polly@PollyGiblin.com. You can also use the contact form to submit your request/inquiry.

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