For me, it's easier to give away such things to a good home.
I knew that when my hubby and I go into missions, there are a lot of things we won't be taking. One of them was the dog pictured beside the adorable little girl in her first big girl bed. (The platypus Lucas and I won during our honeymoon is going with us to another country). I didn't want to store the puppy for many years until we had kids or grandkids to love it. I wanted someone to love it now.
|Here I am in my first big girl bed, with my puppy.|
And so, I asked a sweet and wonderful gal with a little munchkin if the munchkin would like it. Then I gave my puppy away. It's in a good home now. The munchkin will have many years and many memories with the puppy and I am able to fondly remember my memories with the puppy.
It's easier to give away precious items to someone you know. It's easier to give away precious items to someone with a need.
Sometimes we aren't ready to part with items and that's ok. Sometimes we aren't ready to donate items to a thrift store and that's ok. Sometimes it's easier to give to a friend with a need.