For many Americans, a major New Year’s Resolution is to organize, de-clutter, and simplify their lives. But by organizing, we create only a temporary solution for the real problem at hand. When you simply have too much stuff, you will have to organize time and time again. By embracing minimalism and starting to thin out your possessions, you have a chance to evaluate your life and purchases, and even help others when you pass on things you don’t use. Instead of decluttering, try de-owning and start on the path towards a major lifestyle change with less future organizing to do.
Read the entire article here: Don’t Just Declutter, De-own
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.