Alert: proud mum moment!!
Two weeks ago, our oldest son made it into the Australian Junior Rowing team to row at the World Cup in Rotterdam in August. Apart from a huge financial commitment (we have to find/fund raise $8000 somehow) it also is a time commitment that won’t be easy in his final year of school and HSC exams in October.
But we are, of course extremely proud and do hope he wins yet another medal…
Which creates another, but smaller problem, one that has been coming for a while and one that a lot of Australian families have: how do you store trophies and sporting medals?
The first is, of course, de-clutter. As with anything sentimental value, it’s the need to curate one’s collection to be able to celebrate and cherish the truly unique and valuable. If you keep everything, noting is valuable! So get stuck into it, with your kids or your husband or yourself and sit and make these decisions. I am sure you will find broken trophies made out of plastic, won for something you can’t even remember or your kids never really cared about. These one’s can just go into the bin!
Whatever is left and is loved should be displayed and valued – not stored in a cardboard box, eaten by cockroaches on the garage floor. And if you, or the owner of the trophies, finds dusting them every so often too tedious…maybe they are not that valuable after all and more could go into the bin!
These are a couple of examples researched online or have seen or implemented at people’s homes
– and obviously our very own rowing medal collection!