The only item I really treasure is my granddad's watch which he gave me after a stroke. He died shortly after, must be 20 years or so ago. Generally declutter often, if something no longer brings me joy it gets moved on
I have a Christmas decoration for the table which I made aged 7 in the Brownies. It comes out every year. It's my Trigger's Broom. Had the tinsel replaced about 4 times and the candle (never lit) 7 times.
Still use my Mickey Mouse egg spoon when I have a boiled egg and that's a year younger than me.
I think that's a good attitude. We tend to hoard a lot of stuff, I don't really like throwing stuff out, but if I were to think my family would have to trawl through it all, it would be too overwhelming and they'd probably either end up just sticking it all away somewhere or throwing it out, meaning they'd never find the few things that might be genuinely of interest.We're in the process of getting rid of stuff collected over the last few decades. It can be painful but we had the 'what the **** would our son do with all this stuff if something happened to us?' and the answer is that he would probably just have a house clearance company in so we might as well make a start now.
I was given a soft toy bear that I've had for 32 years, still in very very good condition. Can't remember the make of it now.