Organizing and pruning your memorabilia will be a memory-flooding process; so, prepare for a potentially emotional experience. You will be overcome by a flood of different feelings, and that is okay. It is part of the process. So, set aside a time when you will not be distracted or feel pressured. Start by gathering all your collected and inherited memorabilia into one place. During this step, you will have to make deliberate decisions about items that have special meaning for you.