WHY DO WE KEEP STORING MORE STUFF?!?

Tim Davis for the New York Times

Tim Davis for the New York Times

Great read in the NYT’s T Magazine this weekend: The Self-Storage Self that explains (sort of) why the self storage industry is booming. It’s written by Jon Mooallem. People don’t want to let go of their stuff. They’d rather put it in storage for years and years (perhaps eternity!?) than let go of it. Enough! I give you permission to declutter your space and rid yourself of storage bills.

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3 responses to “WHY DO WE KEEP STORING MORE STUFF?!?

  1. Going through a phase of de-hoarding at the moment. The bigger the house the easier it is to stash useless stuff out of sight for that day of’ just in case’. I realize this might be a pathological and I’m trying to change.

  2. I too am trying to change the life long habit of hoarding. I face difficulties with giving books away as I love my collection like crazy.

    • Swapna:
      Hello! As long as you have room for all your books, keep them. But you could also consider exchanging them for other books (I believe there are book swap networks you can even join online…you list your available books in a ‘bank’ and choose from others’ lists and then mail ’em out). Or you could donate to shelters and nursing homes and libraries etc. Thanks for your post!

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