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  • Lahni Carney

Why You Should Feel Totally Normal Getting Rid Of Things

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

We have to limit the number of items in our homes


It is important for us to limit the number of items in our homes, because too many items lead to an increase in stress and clutter.


By having too many items in our home it can make us feel overwhelmed, frantic, and quite frankly like we just can't get a handle of our things.


Ask yourself a question: how many items in my home do I really use frequently, or find joy in? 


The answer is probably only a few or a handful of items throughout your home, when the average American household has about 300,000 items.


Limit the number of items in your home to the things that actually bring you joy and happiness, and try to reduce the clutter in your home and in your mind.



You get to decide what you keep -- it's your home and your sanctuary


You are the master of your domain, and you get to make the decisions about what lives there.


If there are items that you have had for a long time that you haven't been using and you're pretty sure you won't be using anytime soon, it's time to get rid of them and someone else may be able to make use out of them.


You control your home and items in it, so it can be liberating to reduce the amount of clutter and actually make it into a place that you love to relax in, rather than it feeling like a storage unit.


If it's just taking up space... do you really need it?