01/11/2012 03:29 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

7 Steps To Dealing With Sentimental Clutter

How many of us have boxes of unsorted photos in the corners of our homes? How many of us struggle with the desire to preserve each painting, Popsicle-stick creation, and pinch pot cranked out by our kids? You're not alone in the desire to hang on to objects with emotional value, but breaking free can be quite rewarding. To find out how to detach yourself from all the possible unnecessary objects that are causing clutter in your home, head over to Real Simple.