It’s a common question in grief circles: How long should I keep my child’s things?
Should I clean out the room? Give away the stuff?
The answer is different for each family, each circumstance, each heart.
But I would say this: If you have a place to store them, don’t be in a rush to get rid of your child’s things.
A scrap of paper that might seem unimportant in your initial grief may be meaningful months later.
There are so many things you HAVE to decide right away. This is one you can decide later.
I wrote this post over a year ago, but my choice to purge our old school papers still haunts me: A Life in Scraps