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Personal Belongings

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Letting the little things go

Saying goodbye to your loved one’s belongings can be hard when complicated emotions and cherished memories are associated with them. Take things slow and be kind to yourself as you sort through and part with these tokens of your loved one’s life.

Dealing with the emotions of clearing out the house

You’ll likely experience a range of emotions while clearing your loved one’s home, regardless of how much is in it. Whether it’s sadness, anger, or guilt that arises, expecting the unexpected is the first step in getting through this tough work.

Creative ways of using your loved one’s things

You can’t hold onto everything your loved one owned, nor would you want to. But with a little creativity, you’ll find there are many interesting ways to create a valuable piece of art or keepsake that will keep your loved one’s memory alive.