Daily Prompt: Value

via Daily Prompt: Value

I thought I would try the “Daily Prompt” today.  Mostly because “Value” fit the snippets about which I had been planning to blog anyway….

Although we’re not emptying the house of clutter at anywhere near the rate we had been, every now and then we can log a few more instances of trash-to-treasure (or maybe hidden horde-to-shared treasure.)

We took a boxful of old bubble wrap and a bagful of styrofoam peanuts, that were stuffed into our deep storage who-knows-how-long-ago, back before I married my husband, back when the household practiced a Save Everything It Will Eventually Be Useful philosophy, down to Pac’n’Copy.  Open space and freedom of movement are the valuable commodity for us these days.  But for Pac’n’Copy free packing material is of value.

The sweetest tale of late was my discovery of a small box of keepsakes from my husband’s grandmother, also stuffed into deep storage after she died about thirty years ago.  How tender to hold an ancient baby shoe, a commemorative pin, a gilt heart-shaped necklace…

We have no children ourselves so we dispatched them to my husband’s niece who was delighted to receive mementoes of the family’s legacy.

When we took the box for Pac’n’Copy to mail for us they asked about insurance.  “How can you place a value on a package of irreplaceable keepsakes?” we asked ourselves.  And decided to forego the insurance.

Author: American Declutterer

I've had three careers, moved among thirteen states, and cleared four houses after loved ones moved on. Sometimes you just have to look at all the stuff and laugh. Then get back to discarding.

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