Letting go can be emotional, so allow yourself a chance to say goodbye and thanks for the memories. Remember, you are keeping the memory and the story, just not the physical piece. If any of the released items might have value to others, offer them up, but set a quick release date. Move the items from your location right away. If someone needs time to think if they want an item, they can do that with the object in their possession. This may be the hardest step, but keep in mind you’ll feel lighter after letting go.