I’m in one of my once-in-a-blue-moon straightening modes right now and I’m trying to get rid of everything possible before the momentum wanes. One of my greatest uncertainties is what to do with all the correspondence – since I was little, I’ve saved almost all of my letters, notes, cards, and postcards, on the feeling that ‘someday’ they would be a valuable part of my past.
Every so often, I go through an armful and discard low-hanging fruit, such as birthday cards that only have the name written inside rather than a personal note, or letters from people I can’t even remember anymore, but I feel like I need to settle this once and for all.
Sooooo … what do you do? Preserve every written word ever sent to you, tied into neat bundles with color-coordinated ribbons by writer; barely glance at the letter as you toss it into the trash can; or something in between?
Please hurry! I can feel the organizing energy fading … fading …