Overloaded with stuff I don’t want

Dear Queenie,

  When my parents moved into a much smaller home with very little storage space, they gave me a lot of boxes of old photos and letters and other memorabilia like Mom’s wedding dress.

  I don’t have a lot of storage space myself, so I’ve been going through these things trying to decide what to keep and what to do with the things I don’t want. It doesn’t seem right to just throw any of it away.

  Queenie, what do you suggest?—Overloaded with stuff I don’t want


Dear Overloaded,

  You can start by consulting your and your parents’ relatives and friends, and giving them any of these things that interest them. Then you can donate to charity any items that might be of use to some needy person. And a local historical society or museum might be interested in some of the old letters and/or photos if no one else wants them.