Jaws_Victim: Its a symptom of being or growing up poor. You never know when an item might be useful so you tuck it away, hoping things will never get bad enough that you have to use it again.
bingethinker: I doubt I have 3,650 things in total, let alone that many things I should get rid of.
dragonchild: Moving once a year (on average) through my twenties already helped me out with this goal.
NicoFinn: Two international moves in one year. I still have too many clothes.
chasd00: Getting married and having kids means you accumulate a LOT of stuff.
chasd00: Getting married and having kids means you accumulate a LOT of stuff. My wife and I have been talking about doing something like this for a while.
MayoSlather: Every move I find myself dumping more stuff.
TravelingFreakshow: Am I in before the wife jokes?
dragonchild: MayoSlather: Every move I find myself dumping more stuff.I don't dump stuff; our weekly garbage pickup is one half-full 20-gallon bag. But even after I bought a house I reflexively think, "If I own it, I'm gonna have to move it."Nothing beats materialism out of you like having to move all the time and being too poor to hire movers. For a good decade or so I had to make sure everything I owned fit in a 3-door Civic with enough room for, well, a driver.
justoneznot: Really Subby? Top 10 Ways To Effectively Clear Clutter from Lifehaker Australia.Bonus: Top 5 Ways to a De-cluttered Kitchen from Times of India.
MayoSlather: My general rule is that if it's something that I haven't used in 6 months then I toss it.
Bedstead Polisher: I only get rid of the stuff that looks old or is completely not in style anymore.
ZeroCorpse: This seems less like an effort to stop clutter, and more like an effort to publicize the release of an upcoming book about her experience.
Bedstead Polisher: I keep all of my clothes though because I gained weight and they MIGHT fit again someday. I only get rid of the stuff that looks old or is completely not in style anymore.
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