Category Archives: shopping

Is Shopping Your Weakness?

Last week I spoke to a group about decluttering and downsizing. Among other things, we talked about over-shopping. Ironically, the seminar was held in a mall and I had to walk through a high-end store to get to the classroom. … Continue reading

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Stop Wasting Money

Photo by winnond Disorganization costs you money – ·  every time you overbuy and throw away food that goes bad ·  every timeyou buy duplicates of things you already have ·  every timeyou buy things you never use Do you have multiple … Continue reading

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Don’t Bank on Resolutions

  Photo by franky242 It’s almost New Year’s Eve, when scores of people make promises they have no intention of keeping. Well, maybe they intend to keep them, but they don’t know how. If you’re resolved to be more … Continue reading

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Shopping Tips

Photo by adamr No, I am not caving to retail pressure. I still contend that experiences and consumable gifts are best. I do know, however, that a lot of you are going to be shopping next week, hoping to find … Continue reading

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Calendar Jumping

 Photo by Feelart I was at the grocery store today and heard Christmas music overhead. I shouldn’t be surprised; after all, Halloween is already three days behind us. Every year “Christmas Creep” seems to get earlier and earlier. Before you … Continue reading

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Meditations on stuff

Photo by foto76 I’m reading Stuff, by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee, a book about hoarding. People have different feelings about their belongings. Those who hoard usually have difficulty with decision making and may feel compelled to keep things that … Continue reading

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Reader Question – How Can I Let Go of This When I Might Need It Someday?

Photo by Pixomar Whether I’m working with clients or speaking to a group, people ask if there is a rule about how long to keep items that haven’t been used in a long time. Many people believe that the time … Continue reading

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