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Let me just start I am Filipino and yes specifically my family, my mom likes to hoard stuff and I take after her. Is that something I am proud of? No.
My problem with hoarding started and I remember this like it was just yesterday.
Let me tell you something about me I graduated with a degree in Business but in the Hospitality Industry and I loved staying at hotels and tourism in general.
Here is the exciting thing, Hotel toiletries! Again I bring my own and I take those home with me. Now I changed for the better as years grew by I tend to not use them at all. You will let go, I forgot or not use them after the trip.
HOW TO DEAL WITH CLUTTER HOARDING
Have something new on the ads? New product release, there will always be improvement in technology or in our lives that we will consume. I will limit myself though from being a big consumerist.
Give yourself a Gift of Contentment
Pray that you only use what you get or buy. It times right now, even if you are rich or poor.
Hard times can make the world flip upside down. You have to take it what is inside of you to think what is really the most important thing to you. What makes your life meaningful?
Even if you left the Earth tomorrow, people wont be talking to you about on your funeral of how you have tons of shampoo bottles, or how nice your couch is. Save those moments of being a good woman instead.
Don’t you care of your friends or people you know having new stuff that they bought. Instead give thanks as you have contentment in your life, while it may benefit their family of things they bough then good for them.
Always have good intentions to everyone and to yourself.
Think About Money You Spending
Saving money and have a decent emergency fund that you get to tuck away for when times are rough you can pull out funds for that situation. As a hoarder too myself, I tend to hoard clothes when sale starts at the mall. I have got my tendency of “Hey I might use this gown for my friend’s formal event or wedding that I might get invited too.” But on that scenario you already have lots of nice dresses already.
Think about earning money, how many hours you have put in just to get $12 an hour for example.
People can never have enough if they do not have contentment.
It is nice to have backups of things you need maybe like toilet paper, or extra bottles of shampoo. But can you keep an inventory of them, have a plan of how you would consume it well.
To lessen clutter, stop spending so much into stuff you not using.
Landfills Rapidly Increasing
being ecofriendly has been more relevant now more than ever. I love this era for it. But still there are cases that people that are a bug heavy shoppers don’t see is that many clothes, or items being put to landfills which they are not suppose to be there in the first place.
You might not hoard clothes but always look deeper, the plastic bag you got from it. The plastic tags that came with it cannot be recycled easily once they are out. I am too guilty of not being eco friendly enough.
What is that feeling of not spending so much like too many fashion items, bags, shoes? Your wallet will thank you for that, learn that fashion might be evolving, but more on going back to trends nowadays.
To me, I only want to wear clothes that are REALLY love and use. Than having a collection that I think I will use one day but don’t.
Instead of spending so much money on buying things, spend on actually things you need and will spark joy just like Marie Kondo says.
Buy Only Enough
That is why we are called hoarders, we tend to buy extra stuff. Some might told me I have a mentally of a doomsday thinker. I have grown and made more sound choices of buying important things only. I will never rely anymore on stores for my needs on a bigger scale. Buy what you will use and need. could be 1, or 2 maximum for me is 3. But before I tend to buy 1 dozen of everything.
Thus, my money spent that I worked hard on my 9-5 job, poof! gone. Do not be like me.
Give others a Chance To Buy
Simple way to stop being a hoarder at the store is letting other people get the chance to provide for their family. Other seniors who lives alone needs some supplies to. Let us be mindful of things we buy and not think entirely for yourself.
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