Organized Keepsakes – An Organized Home In 30 Days

How did you do with today’s organizing task?

It was so fun to look through my “box of memories”, but sad at the same time, because I knew I was holding on to things that I really didn’t need to keep and I had to let go of them.

Here is what I call my memory box:

Keepsakes Box

I’ve had this box for years and years. I have no idea where it came from, but it’s always been used to store my memorabilia.

The lid wasn’t even on all the way because there was too much stuff inside.

Box Stuffed with Keepsakes

Lots of Memories

I’m not the only one holding on to an old pregnancy test, right?

After reminiscing for about an hour, I got rid of about 1/3 of the stuff inside. It was bittersweet.

Here are two of my favourite items that I kept:

Baby Shirt

Elliott’s itty bitty baby onesie.

Love Notes

Love notes from my husband. This is a small sampling – there must be over 30 of them in total. I’d like to make a book with them someday.

This is what my memory box looks like now – with some room to grow:

Box of Memories

Did you get your keepsakes organized today?

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  1. Kimberley says:

    I have a couple of those boxes, one with things from my daughter( I still have my preggo test too), one with things from my hubbie and one for other things.

  2. Sandy says:

    LOL – no you’re not the only one hanging on to those pregnancy tests! At least you’ve got a place to put them; one of mine is sitting in my nightstand drawer and the other in a baby organizer. This memory box is a much better idea 🙂 BTW am I the only one reading Cassie’s 30 day organization tips but not doing a single one? My excuse is just having a baby 3 weeks ago; but I’ve promised myself to go back and read all these posts (and complete them!) by the end if the summer. Thanks for the motivation Cassie!

    • teachermum says:

      I’m reading too…though I am making a list and do intend to get to them all, but for those of us who aren’t already organized like Cassie, it is a bit overwhelming! I did finally get to my fridge and it was an all afternoon affair!

    • Liz says:

      No, you are not the only one! I’m reading along and thinking how great all these daily tasks are as well, I’m in the same boat as you…my excuse is that I had a baby a month ago 🙂

  3. kim says:

    That was the best task yet. A few years ago I bought some really nice boxes at Winners so when my Mom passed away there were things I just wanted to keep together. I just started another for my brothers stuff.

  4. Carrie says:

    awh your husband is so sweet. Makes me realize my baby-dad is definitely NOT. Makes me miss my ex-boyfriends who used to write me cute love notes. </3

  5. Carrie says:

    By the way, don’t feel pressure to throw stuff out.. one day you will have nothing left but your box of things that will elicit memories from when you were young.

    • Olivia says:

      I feel the same way as you.. I just got rid of journals / diaries that were about 35 years old…..from my teen years. You know when you are ready to let go. Next year is always another opportunity to streamline your memories. / keepsakes.

  6. Kris says:

    I have to go through things like class notes from university and let them go. I’m a terribly nostalgic hoarder…I tend to keep programs and papers and things like that. I need to pare it down to the essentials. I didn’t get to it yesterday because the kids weren’t cooperative, but it’s definitely on my to-do list. I have a box of keepsakes for each kid, and I also have a small box with just about every journal I have kept over the years…not sure what to do with those.

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