Sentimental Clutter

I decided to do a quick review of my sentimental clutter - pictures and small keepsakes I have tucked away in my closet. In my organizing mission, I was hoping I could consolidate a few more things to one box.

The bigger project initially was tackling my capsule wardrobe and in the midst of that, I decided I needed to take a look back at what I decided to keep last summer when I did my big KonMari sweep of all my things.

I'm so glad I went back and did this because it validated what I decided to keep and I came across a couple items that I thought were ready to be recycled. My treasures include some hilarious birthday cards, the medal from the full marathon I ran, and my all-time favorite - some pages from my baby book that had notes about what my older brother thought about me. Coming across this little gem has kept me chuckling the last few days. 

 
 

What's your favorite sentimental item that you are hanging onto? Let me know in the comments below!

Transformation Tuesday #6: Aspirational Clutter

I admitted a while back that one of my personal organizing challenges was my own aspirational clutter - my bicycle. It's been sitting in the garage and collecting a thick layer of dust for several years. 

My sister invited me to ride with her and her coworkers for Friday's Bike to Work Day since this is the first year I don't have an office to bike to (not that I ever biked on Bike to Work Day ...). I asked a friend who's also a bike enthusiast to take a look at my Marin before getting back in the saddle.

I'm excited to say that I made it out and was able to keep up with the sis and her crew. I logged about 11 miles - not too shabby! Once I was out there, I realized how much fun I was having. It was a needed reminder that it's usually the anticipation that I've built up in my head that limits me, not the activity or work itself once I've started. 

 
Me + Sis