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Extreme downsizing: Lessons from selling everything you own

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  • Elf Toronto, 00
    Feb. 20, 2013 6:45 a.m.

    Great article. I am in the business of helping seniors to downsize and I am always amazed by the different attitudes that people have about their stuff. What is definitely true is that everyone who comes to work with me in my business ends up going home to declutter their own closets, cupboards, basements etc. They find it to be so liberating not to be over encumbered with stuff.

  • Michael De Groote
    Feb. 19, 2013 11:00 a.m.

    @raybies:
    Not remembering what you have is one reason why clutter grows. People keep buying things because they forgot (or can't find) something they already have.

    I have a lot of extra weed trimmer cord because I couldn't find the huge pack that I was sure I had bought.
    Just found that pack the other day. Unfortunately, I no longer have the same weed trimmer. Ha! Something to sell on KSL.com classifieds.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 10:32 a.m.

    If there's something in your house that you don't remember it's there, then why have it in your house at all? It's not like you'd go use it, even if you needed it, because you don't remember you have it. I always say, It's best to take a look at your closets every year and dump anything you haven't used that year.