When my clients come across something special that they want to keep but not necessarily display or interact with, I suggest we start a Memorabilia Box. Like a treasure chest, it’s a safe place to keep precious items rather than tucking them in random places around the house where they can get lost.
Some items that I have seen placed in various Memorabilia Boxes:
- Newspaper articles
- Cards from special people or from special occassions
- Souvenir pins
- Children’s artwork
- Awards and plaques
- Fur from a beloved pet
The box itself can be anything from a cardboard box in the closet to a decorative box out on display. Ideally, your Memorabilia Box is stored somewhere in arm’s reach so that when you have something to add (or want to take a walk down memory lane), it is easily accessible.
Keep in mind that this is a box for special items, not just items that don’t have a home. When you go through your memorabilia box, you want to find your treasures, not just junk.