“I’ll need this someday.”

Are these words familiar to you when it comes to hanging onto to an item in your home? A year or ten years later you haven’t used that item, so face the truth, it has become clutter!

Here are the top 5 reasons I’ve heard as to why we hang onto stuff?

Reason 5 – “I’ll get it fixed later.”   broken vacuum cleaner

 

 

 

 

 

 

outdated jeansReason 4 – “I’ll lose/gain weight and will be able to wear it again.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

old tape recorder  Reason 3 – “I paid a lot of money for this.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugly chair

 

Reason 2 –  “I don’t use it but it belonged to my grandfather/grandmother (or other relative).

They are deceased and I hate to get rid of it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stacked mailReason 1 – “I just don’t have time to go through my mail, read my magazines or newspapers or file away   paperwork.”

 

 

 

 

We hold onto to things that no longer have value. We hold onto to things because of sentimental reasons. We hold onto to things because of perceived value. We don’t do tasks because of time management issues. These are reasons that cause clutter in our homes. They cause our homes to be less desirable to live in. They cause our lives to become overwhelmed.

Are these “things” cluttering your home or your life?  You don’t have to worry, I won’t tell anyone I found them in your home.

[Images from Bing and Google Images.]