Monday, November 23, 2009

Stop Clutter: Tip #2

One problem most people have when they are sorting through their existing clutter is a reluctance to throw things away because "they might need it someday". This is one of the main reasons that clutter also accumulates in the first place.

If you find yourself going to throw something away but then stopping because you think you might need it someday, ask yourself these additional questions. What is the percentage chance that I will ever use it? Am I likely to use it in the next month? In the next year? What is the cost to me of replacing this item if I do need it? How much storage space does this item take up? If it turns out that you are unlikely to ever use it, the item costs next to nothing to replace and/or takes up a large amount of space, maybe you can convince yourself to let it go.

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