Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Spring!

Spring is the time of plans and projects.” 
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
And so we start again the annual spring planting and cleaning. But I want to espouse something more than the planting of flowers and vegetables and the cleaning of pantries and closets. I want to champion and encourage you and your family to start creating your Family Museum.
As you start to organize this project, I want to offer you a word of caution: If you desire to seek out some assistance by way of a book on how-to manage your stuff, you will discover that there is an overwhelming amount of advice out there. I also discovered that each and every one of those books tells you how to get rid of your things instead of keeping them. Sure, we all accumulate far too much paraphernalia, bits and pieces, equipment, personal effects, along with junk, mess and matter. However, within all of these things are keepsakes, and they should be saved, preserved and most importantly, displayed. That is what all these books don’t tell you how to do. But my blog does! So go back through the past posts and read about how-to and why and where you can display your saved things. 
The first step in truly easy. Make a list. In fact, make several lists. And not only you but everyone in your family; spouses, kids, grandkids, grandparents, aunts, uncles,  cousins and friends. What kind of lists, you may ask? Lists of everything you want to save.
Why? Because you want to keep things that you treasure the most. Start with small lists so you do not become overwhelmed with guilt for having stashed away a mountain of stuff. There is nothing wrong with saving things, especially those that are important to you as a person and to your family.  

As you tackle this project and you have questions,
please do not hesitate to let me know how I can help you. Sometimes all we need is a little encouragement.
Good luck and most of all, have FUN! 

ATTENTION PLEASE: There has been a glitch with my post-a-comment. It has been corrected and now you will be able to post your thoughts, reactions and questions about any and all of the past posts. As soon as I am notified of your comment I will reply.  Thank you. 

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