Stuff Addiction... most of us have it. We have become a society totally addicted to the accumulation of stuff. Some stuff we use, most stuff we don't use that often.
The government wants us addicted to buying and storing more stuff - it's good for the economy they tell us. But really it's good for the skim (taxes & fees) the government takes from everything that moves.
If we all just started circulating the stuff we already have Walmart and the government would get extremely pissed off at us. All the stuff Walmart sells today and the government taxes today already exists and sits unused in someones home or storage unit.
I know people who have so much stuff that they fill a double car garage with household stuff and freeze their cars outside in minus 40.
Other people have so much stuff that a whole storage industry has been created to store all that extra stuff. E Bay, Kijiji, Craigslist all exist solely because we have to much freakin stuff.
Stop stockpiling your stuff and get it back in motion.
Here are a few of my rules and philosophies for dealing with all your extra household stuff.
1. If you have to rent, build, buy or convert space to store your household stuff - YOU HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF
2. Stored Stuff is of no use to anyone and must be set free to re-circulate in the universe. SET YOUR STUFF FREE
Here's my 4 steps to dealing with stuff I haven't touched in over a year.
1- Sell It, 2- Donate It, 3- Give it away, 4- Throw It Out
As a full time Realtor in Calgary I see the effects of Stuff Addiction everyday and it's not pretty. Another industry called Home Staging has been created because of stuff addiction. There isn't a professional home stager or Realtor that doesn't tell
home sellers that the first step to getting a home ready to sell is to De Clutter. Which is actually a polite way of saying you have a Stuff Addiction problem you need to admit you have and to deal with it.
Stop the hoarding you call collecting and de clutter today, don't wait until you're moving, don't wait for spring, don't wait another minute get started today.
The universe is waiting...... Set Your Stuff Free