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Significant Objects: An Item of Great Importance That Is Meaningful

A SIGNIFICANT item is an imperative item that symbolises and/or provides proof of a milestone, event or situation that has occurred in our lives or in the lives of our loved ones. Our own identity- shaping rituals such as weddings, christenings and funerals play a pivotal role in our lives and culture. Objects obtained during these life-altering events such as our wedding rings, presents and certificates all serve to signify that these events occurred. Tokens from our own childhood and from our children’s babyhood contribute to our significant items by creating artefacts that were once value adding but now are relics of a past self. So too are our photographs in and out of albums. They are a visual record of our lives lived and these can stretch back through several generations. Less joyous are the hardcopy paperwork works we need to keep, including legal documents and contracts. These may include house deeds, tax records, rental agreements, certificates and instruction manuals. The digital revolution is assisting us greatly with capturing, recording and storing these items more efficiently. To Keep or Not To Keep client Jack had this to say about his way of managing SIGNIFICANT items: ‘After taking photos of the things I am ready to say goodbye to I create albums and call them my “Memory Files” and store them in the cloud. That way when I access them they can be downloaded straight to my phone or laptop.’

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Luxury Objects: An Expensive Item That Provides Great Comfort and Status

A LUXURY item is an object of elegance, lavishness and opulence. These items tend to be associated with money and were expensive to obtain. These items will add value to our lives in a few diverse ways. LUXURY household appliances may add a certain amount of functionality by assisting us in completing tasks quicker and easier, and saving us time. In our modern lives these objects have become almost indispensable for our busy lives. These items may also add value to our lives by raising our status. Owning such objects is a way of illuminating our preferences to others in our community and beyond. When we PICK our LUXURY objects our decision making can be the most difficult. When an object has both a perceived and financial value it can be harder to let go. If we feel we have not received the full value of an object we have paid for, even if we are not using it, we will naturally want to keep it. To Keep or Not To Keep client Katheryn had this to say about her LUXURY objects: ‘The bottom of my pantry was so cluttered with whiz-bang appliances I had bought over the years. Some were worth every cent, some were not. I was cross with ones I had not used. The fairy floss maker was the first of these to go!’

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Essential Objects: A Critical Item That Is a Needed Necessity For Daily Living

An ESSENTIAL item is one that is absolutely necessary and considered extremely important to our daily lives. Essential items contribute to our reality by bringing comfort and practicality. They can range from our basic needs such as clothing to gadgets that assist us with daily living tasks. These vital objects will most definitely be objects to be kept in our homes. However, this is the category where we may find ourselves with an excess amount of essentials, particularly in our kitchen and linen cupboards. When we PICK our ESSENTIAL objects pay close attention to what is really needed. Filter your choices by asking yourself the Rightsize Questions to assist you in this process. To Keep or Not To Keep client Monica had this to say about ESSENTIAL items: ‘I thought this would be easy as everything was essential! Seriously, I didn’t realise how much extra I had hiding in my dining room cupboards. I really only needed one six-piece dinner set and one special set for when the extended family come for Christmas Dinner. The rest I donated to my local charity store.’

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An Introduction to Object Classification

In The Rightsize Approach PICK is the fourth stage of The 6Ps and it is where we begin the process of Object Classification. This is the HOW part of the Rightsize Ratio. PICK is when we choose an object and categorise it according to how we feel about it and/or how and when we use it. PICK uncovers our true reasoning behind why we are living with a particular object. Object Classification is the category we assign an item from a list of ten headings. When we have an understanding of what an object means to us and we know its classification we can make choices relating to ‘keeping or not keeping’ this object in our lives.

The ten Object Classifications are the following headings: Essential, Luxury, Significant, Given, Sentimental, Heirloom, Recreational, Seasonal, Legacy and Maybe. If we know what something means to us we are better able to understand why we need to keep it. It gives us a representation of what are the most valuable things we own. The Rightsizing Rule for this process is if an object is placed into two or more classifications it will be immediately become a ‘keep item’. You will appreciate this classification process when we come to our Rightsizing solutions in Chapter 11. We will be able to use the classification headings as a way to embrace our project strategies.

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Object Classification

Object Classification is the category we assign an item from a list of ten headings. When we have an understanding of what an object means to us and we know its classification we can make choices relating to ‘keeping or not keeping’ this object in our lives.

The ten Object Classifications are the following headings: Essential, Luxury, Significant, Given, Sentimental, Heirloom, Recreational, Seasonal, Legacy and Maybe. If we know what something means to us we are better able to understand why we need to keep it. It gives us a representation of what are the most valuable things we own. The Rightsizing Rule for this process is if an object is placed into two or more classifications it will be immediately become a ‘keep item’. You will appreciate this classification process when we come to our Rightsizing solutions in Chapter 11. We will be able to use the classification headings as a way to embrace our project strategies.

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