As artists, my parents worked from home and prioritized doing everything as a unit, encouraging expressions of creativity and engaging with an observant and compassionate eye. To them, everything was valuable. The lint from the dryer was valuable because who knew when it would be perfect for a project? Most things were too dear to get rid of, resulting in a home of beautiful clutter.
Moving on does not negate or disrespect what the object symbolizes, and commanding the confidence to realize that it’s no longer needed at this stage in your life is liberating.