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#1 of 3 Old 10-03-2010, 01:07 PM - Thread Starter
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.... was going to to it this afternoon .... then got sidetracked on the computer (as usual !) - have been lurking in this sub-forum for more than a year, I HAVE made some progress (mainly for cleaning and organising time).... but am still having some hangups obviously.

so, one of my big projects is to go through files/boxes etc .... basically I have school notebooks and drawings and the like from my eldest .... for the last 8 years. (really it would have made sense NOT to go through two moves with all of that !!!!!!!!)

on one hand I really see that neither my eldest nor me nor DH have EVER gone through the files & boxes to exclaim, "oh what a cute drawing" or "look at what you were doing at 4 years of age" ....

SO, if I want to keep some of it (before passing away, DH 's grandmother gave me some of his thank you letters from when he was 7 or 8, it WAS cute to read them .....) I'd better make it less bulky ....

could you please tell me ... I don't know .....

I don't know what I need to hear so that something in me "clicks" and so that I can get on with the task ...

I grew up with people who were frequently mentionning "not having enough" during the second world war 2 ..... they would keep the back of old enveloppes for scrap paper etc ...

I am so frightened of maybe throwing away something that I'll regret not having later on ...

I'm also unhappy that I am the one who has to sort out what is to be kept /make the decision to throw away (= will be the one who's blamed later on basically) - DH cannot be supportive in that area, he tends to throw away all of his belongings without thinking about future needs ... to the point where it has been a problem at least once with with car/bank etc ... and he won't help me make a joint decision about house papers etc ... even if it looks like obviously junk papers and I only wanted a final opinion and just a final check from him about what I thought could be thrown away ...

any suggestions ?????
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Get a large photo album or nice folder with sheet protectors and pick 1 or 2 pictures from each year to save and display in it. If you found the right photo album that would work you could also include a few snap shots from that year and it could make a good coffee table type book. Toss everything else.

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