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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The #1 Cure for Accumulating Clutter

Want to know my secret for not accumulating clutter? Stop shopping! I'm just fine as long as I don't know what it is that I'm missing. The problem with shopping, though, is that you find things you can't live without even though you didn't know they existed before you went shopping. :)

Recreational shopping is dangerous - it has a way of increasing your appetite for things. I try to go shopping only when I need something and shop just for that. It's hard, but it works.

So do yourself a favor and shop only when you need to and avoid window shopping. And it will be less likely that you will accumulate more clutter.

More on accumulating less clutter:

Intentional Contentment - An Antidote to Clutter

When a Bargain is Not a Bargain

Decluttering Newspapers and Magazines

Three Steps to Decluttering