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To Junk or Not to Junk…That Is The Question

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William ShakespeareWe spend thousands of dollars buying material goods each year for them to eventually be tossed out in the trash. Some may take years, others may take weeks, but almost everything that we own, will be thrown out one day.

If it’s thrown out on our own terms, we have time to deal with it. When we are able to detach ourselves from our security blanket, teddy bear, baseball glove, we are able to cope with the junk being removed.

So how do we figure out what is junk and what we keep?  Is there a certain day that we wake up and take a look at our stuff and go “Yeah, today’s the day I don’t need that anymore” Everyone is different. Different items have different meanings.   Everyone has their own methods.  Getting rid of your junk is like that New Year’s resolution to shed those extra pounds. Some people need motivation, while others can jump up and do it on their own.

If you’re struggling with the fact of throwing out your favorite childhood G.I. Joe, you my friend, are not alone. A quick search on Google with “Tips on throwing stuff out” shows a lot of results where people are battling their piles of junk together and promising to throw out 8, 10, or even 50 items if others do the same.

So how do you do it?

That ultimately comes up to you.

Here is an easy place where you can start. You know those everything drawers in the kitchen or bedroom? Try to get rid of them. If you have to put something in there, you probably don’t need it. Here is a quick tip, keep a notepad in the drawer and write down the item that you use and the date. At the end of the month, take a look at your list. If there is something not on that list, get rid of it.

Whatever situation of Junk removal that you find yourself in, just remember that we are here to help!

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Written February 27, 2013 by Christopher Luciano

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