Whenever you are moving from one house to another, you have to let go of something. Let go of them house itself, let go of the neighborhood, the neighbors, etc. We hold onto a lot of baggage during our lifetime. Some of it is emotional baggage, while most of it is physical. We become attached to things both valuable and worthless.Moving is the time to let go of some of your belongings.
This nation is made up of pack rats. My step-mom being one of the worst, put all of her boxes of priceless magazines in my room until I moved out. She, like the rest of the country likes to hold on to any gift, souvenir, anything they receive, even items that don't have any value or use anymore.
Holding on to belongings keeps you living in your past, and can stiffen your new home. Living in the past can make moving forward a very difficult task when it doesn't need to be. You should fully embrace the new life, instead of pining away at the old. This becomes increasingly hard for those letting go of things that once belonged to loved ones who have passed on.
Moving is a time when we go through everything we have and decide if it is worth bringing to the new house. If you decide it isn't worthy of being packed up, sell it or donate it. If you're worried that getting rid of these items will cause you to lose your memories, you're wrong. Items do not hold memories, your head and your heart do, and they will be with you always.
First decide if the object was a gift or a heirloom. If it was a gift, does this item clutter your home or create value? If it was a heirloom, does it still hold a place in your heart and take up a good space in your house? If not, then it is time to give this item to a family member or sell it to someone who will actually appreciate it.
Moving can be an emotional time,...