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!