Good morning! There is a wonderful article about Sentimental Clutter HERE. I know first hand how hard it is to deal with letting sentimental things go. If you need someone beside you while you declutter after a death please let me know. I would like to help.
Usually it is good to do this in bits. Maybe 4-5 hours at a time. I will help you ask yourself the questions you need on each individual item if need be. We will sort through it. Many things can go to family members. Children’s art and photos can be converted to digital, and even though it is not exactly the same thing it is preserved to look at again. Often one special item can represent many.