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What to do with Old Letters, Memorabilia, Notes...

Ok so I used to burn all these things but that seems a little drastic. Problem is, I have a ton of old letters and significant scraps of paper - stubs from concert tickets, little notes from my SO, etc. They are all in a drawer, I guess I somehow planned on making a little book out of them but I'm not quite sure where to begin. Any ideas?

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Do you still want to...

Do you still want to make a book out of them?

If not -- get rid of them. Shred, burn, toss, whatever you can live with.

If you do want to make the book, maybe put them in a box, store it, and put it on your "someday" list. You might even file a piece of paper in your 'general file' to tell you where you put the box!

I ran across some old letters my grandmother wrote my grandfather in WWII that I'd shifted from one drawer to the next for years. I made files for them and put them in the general file, along with some other things that have sentimental value that re getting torn up from being stuck in boxes. But if you have a whole drawer full, then I'd get them out of that drawer and free up that space.




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