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One thing that stops many of us in the process of decluttering is the worry that if we sell, trash, or donate an item (we rarely/ never use), we may need it someday.
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... all that happens is that you'll have to buy or borrow the item, if you ever wanted/needed it. That's it.
There might be some costs to that, but the costs of keeping that item exist too: it might cost you to root through to find what you need, stress and guilt when you see ...
Instead of asking yourself, “Will I need this some day?” consider the alternative question: “Is this stuff affecting the organized life I want?” If the answer — the honest answer — is yes, it’s time to let it go.
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Summed up, it goes like this: you go through every possession you own, hold it in your hands, and keep it only if it evokes some kind of “joy”.
The theory is that any possession that gives you bad or mixed feelings is too costly to have in your life, if it’s possible to get rid of it.
Don't try and convince someone how much they will enjoy helping you. It reeks of control and is presumptive. It drains their joy out of helping.
How they feel is for them to decide.
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We are living in strange, moralistic and masochistic times, with massive problems that need to be confronted, daily.
Keeping oneself entangled in the daily news coverage only adds to our depression and anxiety.
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