Dori Molletti Posted over 2 years ago How have you re-edited your life/space? One thing that helped me let go of things left to me was reminding myself that my loved ones wouldn't have wanted me to feel burdened. They would want me to remember them as they were as people, not as a lamp or a piece of furniture. Sometimes it is hard to let things go, but if it makes you feel bad to keep it, then you just have to let it go. Giving useful things to other people who want them helps a bit. Other tips I've heard are to take pictures of the items before getting rid of them. You could even make a little scrapbook showcasing the items. One tip I've heard for getting control of lots of pictures is to choose only a few per person per special event. (For example, a maximum of three pictures of your child's first birthday, three more of his second birthday, etc.) This may be difficult for some people to do, but it's an idea. If you are artistic (or have a friend who is), you can make a collage of the best pictures and put them in a large picture frame under glass to hang on the wall. The rest of the pictures can go to family--or in the dustbin.