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Love Artifact or Donation Item? ~ 2013-1007


We all have them but what do we do with them?

You’ve worked hard, you’ve designed your home around your taste, and then you are given or you inherit pieces from your childhood or other items that are or were precious to some of your family members. You have special memories around these items, but they do not fit in the life you’ve created. What do you with them?

Many people I know display these items a short amount of time and then relegate them to a closet or basement or attic. When they move they drag their attic, basement, and closet items with them. When they move again, they drag this stuff with them again. Some people even purchase storage units for these items. Why?

I believe that some believe that if they do not keep the gift that the person they loved gave to them or left for them, they are rejecting that person’s love or values. Really folks? My suggestion is to really think about this theory.

I believe that you can retain the love you feel for your family members and remember the memories of your good times together without having a basement, attic, or closet full of artifacts gathering dust. I encourage you to face that closet, basement, or attic and remove anything that you do not use regularly. Donate or sell those items so that others can create memories with them.

The items will get a second, third, or fourth life cycle. The people who receive or purchase the items will have joy with them. And you will have a renewed sense of energy and accomplishment at taking control over your basement, attic, or closet once again.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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