Eas­i­est way to part with sen­ti­men­tal goods

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If you’re hav­ing trou­ble or­ga­niz­ing the den be­cause it’s piled with knick­knacks and fur­ni­ture you’re at­tached to but don’t need any­more, take a pic­ture of each item, then give the item away. When sci­en­tists at Ohio State Univer­sity posted signs en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to do this dur­ing a do­na­tion drive, they saw a 15 per­cent in­crease in con­tri­bu­tions. It’s not the phys­i­cal ob­ject as much as the mem­ory you want to keep, and pho­tos pre­serve that mem­ory—mi­nus the bulk.

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