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Can you have too many shoes?

Can you have too many shoes? I usually start my speaking engagements with asking this simple question.  I get quite a reaction – usually laughter and lots of YESES! I often see shoes that make me feel sad – Maybe a little worn & forgotten at the back of wardrobes to deteriorate & get dusty? Maybe…
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Are you too attached to your stuff? Psychology of Ownership

If you are having trouble letting go of items, possibly you may be TOO ATTACHED, this is a great post on Constantly Curious about the Psychology of Ownership – Our sense of ownership is established early The Endowment Effect – we value items more once we own them Hoarding Disorder – people are protective of…
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After our parents are gone

Dealing with the loss of a parent is unimaginable “When a parent passes away, we take on a new kind of work. I am not referring to the necessary “estate chores” of filing papers or clearing out the house. I am referring to the psychological process of sorting out the seemingly impalpable experience of the…
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Mary's Garage Sale Tips

Garage Sales are a great way to declutter and pass on items you no longer need.  This time of year is a great time to hold a Garage Sale and, if you have never done it before, here are my tips for running a successful garage sale: Advertise online, e.g. gumtree & garage sale sites…
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