Steps to Uncluttering Ourselves

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shopping-bagsWe were just having this conversation.  Why do we have so much stuff?  Why did we buy half of it?  Is all this stuff why we feel so cluttered? After reading this article, I think I’m going to try to adopt a new plan as well.  I’m also thinking that this weekend might be a good time to unclutter!

from Simply Stated, Real Simple
Why Do We Buy Things We Don’t Need?

We’re all familiar with the uncomfortable realization that we’ve spent a fair amount of money on something that we aren’t actually going to use. I decided to look around my apartment to try to figure out exactly why this happens. After all, it’s a little surprising. Why would we go to the expense and effort to buy something that we never choose to use?

There are several reasons, but one important reason is what I’d call “the expensive gym membership” reason. Often, people pay for an expensive gym membership with the thought, “Well, if I’m paying this much to belong to a gym, I’ll feel like I have to go.” But then, of course, they don’t go.

In the same way, you might spend money on something as a way to try to nudge yourself into doing some activity. For example…                      <<Read the entire Real Simple article>>

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