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Over the past several years I have been slowly reducing the amount of 'things' in my house. I found they were taking over my life between managing them, dusting them, cleaning around them, etc. I began looking at each 'thing' and asked myself two questions: "Does this have true sentimental value to me?" and "Have I used it in the past year?" If the answer to these was No, then I either sold it or donated it to charity. It's very freeing not to have so many 'things' around. Try it!

- Submitted by ESLTEACHER1 9/3/2010 in Organization | 4 Comments
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AUNA_CALM 9/30/2010 11:39:00 AM

    You are right, maintaining a lot of things is hard. I like that you make sure something does not have sentimental value, before you give it away. A lot of people just focus on what is used, but we are not just consumers, we should also honor our memories. Thank you!
IAMDESERVING 9/5/2010 4:12:00 AM

    I so agree with you and the other sparkers who have commented, and the interesting thing is when you make room new and wonderful things come in! emoticon
HUNNNYBEE 9/4/2010 6:55:00 PM

    I agree 100%! Doing this will simplify life in so many ways!
ELAINE7089 9/3/2010 11:05:00 PM

    I agree. I have done this as well. A side comment related to this is the Small House Movement. See the site.

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