However, in order to put the condo on the market the clutter must be dismantled. This process is as much about remembering as it is about organizing & therefore takes an inordinate amount of time.
One tends to hold on to so many things that are not really any longer useful but are loved & treasured just the same, or at least I do.
Old journals & letters are some of the hardest. I invariably stop to reread passages or entire letters, which can take a whole afternoon just to sort through a small pile.
And then there are old photographs of which I have many. Unfortunately, nothing is orderly & neatly placed in albums as they should be. I have closets filled with shopping bags & baskets over flowing with photos & other sentimental treasures, all now needing my full attention.