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How Owning Less Stuff Means More Happiness

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Shelley Barker
Health and Life Coach for Maximizing Happiness
My parent's house burned to the ground last Novembere. It was a tragedy. And an amazing learning opportunity on how having too much stuff weighs us down, and how buying, and keeping less stuff means more happiness. 
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Tara
Love this
I didn’t loose my belongings in a fire, but I have lost everything nonetheless and I don’t miss any of it. I live near where the Wolsey fire and many others have occurred and I know some people who lost everything became homeless because they didn’t have the financial resources to rebuild. I wonder how they are doing?
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Austin
Interesting
This was very very interestkng. It got me thinking of some of the many things I have that I simply do not need. It reminded me to Be. Grateful. For. Everything. Right. Now. 🌱🔜🌳🌎💪🙂
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Blair
Decluttering is happy
I’m in college and I live with my dad who’s going through a divorce, and I can say decluttering our house of objects we never use has been so therapeutic!
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Julie
Less stuff
While we (my family) have definitely bought less over the past 10 years there is still the overwhelming thought to hold onto the old things because "someone might be able to use it later" like mismatched dishes, pots and pans, etc. I hate the thought of it going into a land fill and it is hard to find a place that will actually get these things to those who need them
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DEANNA
Declutter
I realized after listening to this I have WAY too much stuff. I look around at piles of stuff and think wish a big vacuum cleaner would suck it all away. My home looks terrible!
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DEANNA
Declutter
I look around at all the stuff we’ve collected and I wish I could just have it gone. All that money wasted. I still need to deal with it soon. ☹️
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Tricia Murray
Decluttering
I have been currently going through my stuff lately and getting rid of old clothes, things I just don’t need anymore. I’m not trying to say anything is more important than any of my other things I am just moving forward with a positive attitude and less stress.
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Deborah
Box by the door Method
I learned that if you keep the box by the door and you put stuff in it and you haven’t missed it or used it in a week, then you know you don’t need it. Same thing with the clothes in my closet. I have so many clothes in my closet that I have not worn in 15 years, but I feel like I should keep it, when really, I’m never going to wear it again. She has given me the motivation to purge my closet, my kitchen, and junk drawers.