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GETTING RID OF THINGS

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LIFESTYLE by KRISS on 30 september 2015

GETTING RID OF THINGS Right now we are in a process of getting rid of most things following these steps :

If it is a work tool and you need it to make money, you keep.
If you can swap to something lighter, do so.

If you need it or use it regularly and it's not heavy, you keep.

If it carries sentimental value (beware that is a tricky one) you keep.
For some reason, people tend to get attached to the most ridiculous things and afterwards realize they don't really care about them.
This is about clarity in determining if it falls into the category of being over-sentimental or if it really has a strong sentimental value to you.
For instance, the bible my grandfather got as a war prisoner during world war II and gave me before he passed away carries sentimental value (rings a pulp fiction bell with a certain watch that one).
On the other hand the first pair of socks my daughter put on her tiny little feet and which have been collecting dust in a box for the last 10 years is an absolute no brainer for me : just throw away the damn thing !

If we haven't used it in the last year, sell it or give it away

If it may benefit someone now rather than maybe be of some use in a far distant future, give it away

I have made the process appear a bit simplistic but it is actually that simple.
Over the last year I think we narrowed down our mountain of things from 200m2 packed with things (owning a new simple chair would have been difficult) to a bare 2m3 worth of things.

Do we miss anything ? Not at all actually.

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