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It’s time for digital decluttering and unloading ‘stuff’

Realtor Notebook
Published on Jan 5, 2012

It started in 2010 when my water heater blew up and flooded the basement. That is when I first started to realize that I have way too much stuff, and that is slowing me down. I spent hours cleaning and getting rid of stuff. When I hear my young first-time homebuyers, who wonder how they will fill all the rooms in a large house, I tell them about how we all start out with a little but end up with piles of stuff -- and how it tends to expand to fill up the space we have. Stuff takes up space and creates clutter, which is a distraction. The more stuff we have, the more space we need and the harder we have to work to pay for that space. I want less instead of more. My home office has been one of my biggest challenges. I cleaned out the dreaded top drawer and discovered all sorts of office supplies that I no longer use. They all have to go -- someone else can use them. Why is it that we think we need to hang onto everything if it is business-related? Most of my files are elect...

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