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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Avoiding marketing probably makes a massive difference.
    As a marketer that's quite hard to do
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    (Original post by z33)
    If there was a way to archive all the **** in my life so it's still there should I need it, but would never interrupt my life then that would be great
    Ikea have the storage solutions for you.

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    (Original post by maletka)
    ohh... cleaning is so boring thing...
    once i read the article, and there was said that spend 20 mins for cleaning every day is enough to maintain the room clean) maybe it`s good advice))
    I tend to leave cleaning and do lots of it in one go, but its probably not that efficient.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Ikea have the storage solutions for you.

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    will you find the missing piece for me :puppyeyes:?
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    (Original post by z33)
    will you find the missing piece for me :puppyeyes:?
    Only if you pay me.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Only if you pay me.
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    (Original post by z33)
    More than happy to take bitcoins, how does 6 sound?

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    More than happy to take bitcoins, how does 6 sound?

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    won't be home, 16:20 ?
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    Unless by stuff you mean 'debts', not really. Otherwise, sure there will be little hassles such as transportation but if you were sensible you'd take that into account when purchasing said stuff.
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    Disagree - if there's space on my shelf, it will be filled with something. If anything, the main source of stress in my life over recent years has been the lack of room for new things (mostly books). :sadnod:
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Interested to see what peoples opinions are. I've been finding getting rid of stuff the past few weeks to be quite therapeutic and hopefully will mean less cleaning eventually.
    If you clean as you go they'll be less to clean up

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    (Original post by z33)
    won't be home, 16:20 ?
    Deal, and no monkey business.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Deal, and no monkey business.

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    none at all
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    (Original post by Pro Crastination)
    Unless by stuff you mean 'debts', not really. Otherwise, sure there will be little hassles such as transportation but if you were sensible you'd take that into account when purchasing said stuff.
    Unfortunately when it comes to furniture we didn't really plan ahead as we didn't expect to only want to spend 18 months here.
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Disagree - if there's space on my shelf, it will be filled with something. If anything, the main source of stress in my life over recent years has been the lack of room for new things (mostly books). :sadnod:
    Implement a one book bought, one book out system problem solved:P I got rid of all my books upon starting uni and recently got rid of every textbook I had and now I have a lovely empty shelf
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Unfortunately when it comes to furniture we didn't really plan ahead as we didn't expect to only want to spend 18 months here.
    Ah, that sucks!
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    (Original post by SMEGGGY)
    If you clean as you go they'll be less to clean up

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    But the more stuff you have, the more you need to clean? I can't do my washing as I go along for instance
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    (Original post by Pro Crastination)
    Ah, that sucks!
    We wont need to get rid of it all but certainly wont be taking the bookshelves we have
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    I don't know if simply owning less things means less stress, rather than the reduced desire for and dependency on things. The two are linked, but getting rid of things and then wishing you still had them will not reduce your stress levels!

    Having said that, there is this recent movement of limiting the things you own to 100 things (started by this guy http://guynameddave.com/about-the-100-thing-challenge/), and maybe he has a point about owning less things leading to you having more time to develop better relationships with others and with yourself. You still have to go into it willingly and open-mindedly though.

    Attachment/craving is the cause of all suffering.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I tend to leave cleaning and do lots of it in one go, but its probably not that efficient.
    it`s never late to try)
 
 
 
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