Hi all. I have started the mid-life purging process or so I guess you could call it that- I have been pushing myself to the limit going through every possible nook and cranny I can cleaning out and throwing out /giving away stuff we no longer need or have use for. I am pretty good about letting unimportant things go, but this has been one of the most exhausting processes ever. After going through so much recently, I realize I have held onto too many things through the years in hopes that "one day" we will be able to use them again. Although I am one of the most organized people on the face of the planet, this has been SO HARD. Most guiltiest confession, of everything I held onto, I kept my sons clothes and shoes for the last 10 years in hopes we'd have another one by now and since we buy him the best of everything, I didn't want to go out and re-buy it all over again. Oh my, do I ever feel like that was a stupid decision and have now had to part with everything. I should have given them away years ago, but everything else I have been able to let go of almost like it's nothing. Amazing how we all have such emotional attachments to things that are hard to let go of. Anybody else out there gone through this recently? Were there just certain things you had to hold onto and then one day decided to part with all? The only other material things I am just in love with are all my pictures for memories of course! Most everything else we use on a regular basis.......any thoughts or comments out there on how to deal with the mid-life purging process more easily without being so emotionally attached to so many things? Please share with me, I thought this would be an interesting conversation between us moms!