A common clutter problem in many households is the amount of china and crystal people own verses the amount of space they have to store them. People generally receive china and crystal for wedding gifts or inherit it from family members. Excess china and crystal go under the category of sentimental clutter. It is always so hard to get rid of something that holds memories or belonged to someone you love. By keeping them in boxes stored in a garage or a guest bedroom closet you are taking up valuable real estate in your home for items you never use. If you love something display it and enjoy it. Cabinets with glass fronts are not only beautiful but they allow you to walk by and enjoy the items you love everyday. Display similar items together for a less cluttered look.
Use your crystal and china. Do not save it just for special occasions. If you have twelve use eight keeping four as your spares if one breaks.
If you absolutely do not want to keep or store any of it look into selling it on Ebay, Replacements LTD or a reputable antique dealer in your area. Any of these sources give you the information on the value of your china and crystal.
If your grandmothers pink floral china is sitting in boxes because it is not your taste, keep a couple of the bowls and use them to store your favorite jewelry. Take pictures of items that mean something to you. You are letting go of things not memories.
Your memories of someone are in your heart not sitting in a box.