How many things do you own? Its fine, this post will be fine waiting while you go count.
Its too easy to pile up a horde of stuff we don’t need, and for some reason, really hard to get rid of it afterward.
I’ve been a big fan (and struggling to reach) the goals of the 100 thing challenge. David Bruno has done a ton to promote the idea, and the core of it is simple:
Stuff (unless its really nice) doesn’t make us happy. Therefore have less stuff.
Its much easier said than done. If you’ve ever felt the pang of guilt or doubt when throwing something out, you’ve see what happens when the things you buy start to own you instead of the other way around.
Give your old clothes, books, and other stuff to charity, to benefit those who might really need it. Downsize your albatross of stuff, feel the weight lift off your shoulders, and see the difference it makes in your happiness level.
Watch that TED talk – even though its from a few years ago, its just as true today.