I'm currently cleaning out my closet in an attempt to pare down my belongings. I've hauled everything but my clothes (which is still a lot of stuff, because I have closet system with an insane amount of storage available) into another room for objective sorting.
One big issue: old correspondence. I have several shoeboxes full of old letters dating back to my childhood (I was a hopeless romantic of a kid, so I wrote letters to all my friends and got a lot back). I don't read it very often, and it doesn't do me any good sitting there on the shelf. However, I can't summon the courage to pitch it, because they represent part of my life and are also irreplacable.
What do my readers do? Do any of you save your letters too? How do you deal with the space they take up? Is there a way to condense the space they take, or should I just get one big box and make everything fit in there?
I've thought about scanning them, but then you lose the beautiful letter quality that makes them exciting to open. It's not quite as much fun opening a JPG on your computer as it is pulling out an old letter that you haven't looked at in years.