The Cowgirl Designer: Baby Boomer Dilemma: Heirloom or Junk?

We loved this article. It is written by an interior designer, and explains what professionals like Estate Inventory Services encounters on a daily basis. Here are the opening paragraphs:

There are 77 million Baby Boomers (1946-1974) in the U.S. right now, myself included. We share a simpler time filled with musical lyrics you can actually understand, and before the rush of technology that still baffles many of us. And like all generations, we share the passing of our parents, along with the aftermath.

One of the toughest tasks that comes along with the inevitable is to figure out what to do with the personal belongings that meant so much to them. That’s the dilemma I faced when my father passed away peacefully in his sleep this past Christmas morning. Every single item (ridiculous or not) that was left was filled with memories. As a result, I found it difficult to decide what to keep, toss or donate.

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