The passing of a loved one is a sensitive subject that this article will not touch on but rather on what to do with the possessions afterward. Do you keep everything in a box and hide it in the closet? Is your box made from cardboard or of glass material? If it’s in a glass where everyone can see, it may look creepy. Well, that depends on the item and the sentimental value that it has to you. Here’s an interesting article that would be great for future discussions.
What’s To Treasure
*Anything with a story
This is slightly different from gifts with sentimental value because this is a story that you want to share which opens a world of possibilities. Perhaps you can place this item on a glass pedestal somewhere or in a frame where all can see it. If this sounds interesting, do read on.
Not everything has a story that we are willing to share outside of family or with a therapist. Items with sentimental value are better placed somewhere with the least amount of people can see, such as the bedroom, or the family room.
These things are important to most people who have lost loved ones and they want to remember them by keeping items including those that were used during their loved ones’ funeral. Others may find it weird, and other might not. It really depends on each individual’s beliefs.
One of the things that you should never be put away in the box is jewelry, particularly jewelry that has been passed on from generation to generation. This gift should be worn as a wonderful remembrance of how families should be treasured.
*Estate and Land
Property and land are two of the hardest things that we can give up as a person. We are fortunate enough to have been left with something very valuable, without having to spend our own sweat, blood, and tears just because our family or significant other left us some land or property. We might not even know how to improve these gifts or run a family business that has been passed on to us. But definitely our parents did, or our grandparents, so we should not put them to waste and learn how to run it or take care of it.
What’s NOT To Treasure
(As long as this list does not conflict with the Unquestionable list then it is better just to get rid of its entirety):
How can you justify keeping your parent’s body in any form or fashion? The only plausible way that you can have your mother’s body parts is in a jar or for her to be mummified in a way that it is decorated!
*Bloody Ones Too
No explanation is needed here.
*For Profit, Not Running
This is quite the opposite, but ironically the items under Questionable will fit here too. Jewelry in some cases is sold because some children think that their parents just used their jewelry for vanity’s sake. Property and Land, however, are much harder to quantify.
The Boxing Stage
Now the most difficult stage for anyone is deciding what goes and what stays. Let’s just call this stage the “Boxing Stage” since the term can be metaphorical, at the same time it is the physical removal of your sacred items. Now, this does not always have to be in a sense that you just box something away to forget about it. Think about the items that are on the questionable list above. All of these elements are tradable for profit because more likely your parents made an investment for their children’s sake – for your sake. One of the best investments that you can make these days are in jewelry, property, and land. Now if these things are too hard to part with, there are two solutions: keep it yourself or give it to someone you trust. Not all of us have the time in our day to run a business or tend to an acre of land so why not sell it to rid ourselves of our parent’s burden? These are things that we all must think about at some point, and only we can make a final decision one way or another.