I’ve finished my college scrapbook and gotten rid of extra pictures. It’s also time to go through and throw out any keepsakes I didn’t use. Remember my box of keepsakes? You can catch up on how I organize my box of keepsakes to work on a new scrapbook here.
Even though I keep a ton of keepsakes, I don’t use all of them. Sometimes I decide an event isn’t worth scrapbooking. This happened at times with my college book because I thought everything in back then college was oh-so-important. Sometimes I saved too many items from an event. I used to include everything but am more critical now about how something will fit on the page.
I make sure to go through the box when I’m nearing the end of the book to make sure I didn’t forget something. I keep everything I didn’t use until the end of the book, even if I’ve already done the layouts from that event. Just in case! Sometimes I like to use bits and pieces of keepsakes from the entire album at the end for some wrap-up pages. I’ll consider turning some of the keepsakes into embellishments like Tammy does in this post.
But after all of that, it’s time to say goodbye! I recycle as much as possible but everything goes.
Freed closet space is like magic!
If you were planning on tossing the “Go Beers” sticker, I could take it off your hands for you…
Nope, I decided to keep that! 🙂
I’m taking part in Ginger’s Mail Art Exchange, so just popping over to say “Hi!
I’m in awe of your purging as I am a terrible hoarder!
I’m so excited to see what you have in store! Does this mean I get foreign stamps too?? I feel like what I will be receiving will be extra cool because of that!
Oh boy, must feel good to lighten the load a bit, right? Thanks for the link!
Yes! Except I have many more boxes to go though 🙂