On The Bobby Bones Show, Amy brought up in her Pile Of Stories, the top things people would grab first if they had to flee their home for any reason. As it turns out, the top items aren't sentimental at all, but more about survival.
The top things would be: laptop, top 3 sneakers, grooming pack, socks, underwear, and t-shirts.
Guess it all comes down to preference when you're fleeing your home. A mix of sentimental and survival may be the best bet.