Decluttering Sentimental Items: A Mini-Course

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Sentimental clutter is the most difficult to sort through and often times we have more than we can use.

Of course we all enjoy having special items around us that remind us of special times in our lives and special people in our lives, but there comes a point where many of those items get boxed up and stuffed away, out of site.

They aren’t serving a purpose any longer, but why is it so hard to let them go?

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To guide you through decluttering those items, I teamed up with Van Hagestad, an emotion processing expert, who sheds light on why these items are so difficult to get rid of, and how to work through any thoughts and feelings that come up through your decluttering process.

Van has personally guided so many through difficult times in their lives, find Rachel Jones4peace and understand reasons behind certain actions and I am confident that anyone who takes time to listen to this process will benefit greatly in all areas of their lives.

This is a mini video course, when you purchase, you will be emailed a link to set up a username and password, and then have access to all the videos immediately.


This course has been moved to the Practical Simplicity site. Please click here to learn more.


Course Materials:

Lesson 1: Items From Lost Relationships

  • People who have passed on.
  • Unsafe relationships.

Lesson 2: Items From Current Relationships

  • Over-gifting family members
  • Childrens artwork
  • How to be present with the gift-giver

Lesson 3: Memorabilia From Personal Past

  • School projects
  • Collage papers & memorabilia
  • Trophies, awards, etc.

Lesson 4: The Decluttering Process

  • How-to mechanics

PDFs included:

  • Category Checklist
  • Decluttering knick knacks
  • Decluttering School papers
  • Decluttering Family Heirlooms
  • Decluttering Holiday Decor
  • Decluttering Unfinished Projects
  • Decluttering Family Photographs


If you have boxes of items in the basement, garage, or attic and want freedom from those sentimental items, but just aren’t sure how to go about that… this course will give you that answer.



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  1. gAL on 04/18/2015 at 12:10 PM

    I just stumbled onto your site and love it! I immediately forwarded it to my sister in law. My husband’s clutter has had major impact on our lives. He has always refused to acknowledge it. Over the past 15 years i have managed to make major improvements, but it has been an uphill battle all the way. I am purchasing your course and am going to have him watch the video on your site – thank you!
    On another note, my sister in law has endured my husband’s brother’s hoarding for over 25 years. A large part of these things are stacks of boxes they are storing in their living room, that contain their mothers possessions, and the mother past away more than 10 years ago! Initially the boxes were kept in storage, but eventually they couldn’t keep paying those fees, so they moved the boxes into their home, filled the living room to the ceiling with only about a 3 foot wide walking space to get through. It was horrible and straight out of the program Hoarders, but everyone seemed to act like it was normal and for years they talked like it was a temporary thing until they had time to go through the boxes! In the beginning, my sister in law would sneakingly go through boxes and toss out things in an attempt to clear things out but he would become so angry that eventually she stopped and things remain the same. : (

    Thank you very much, keep up the good work!

  2. Mr. Kim Floeter on 04/29/2015 at 3:49 PM

    Just found your website through a member friend who suggested it. What a great idea for a website.
    My wife, who is a traveling RN nurse, and I decided about 4 years ago to give or sell everything we could and travel for work. I retired from a great corporate job. We had the big house on the lake with all of the toys. We sold the house, cars….. almost everything. All that we own fits in the back of a small pickup truck and we have lived 14 places in the last 4 years …. all around the U.S. We found the more stuff we get rid of, the freer we feel. Its been a blast! We’ve learn a lot about keeping it simple and always enjoy learning more. Thanks for the website.

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