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    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.
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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.
    I find the opposite true
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    No, I have never found owning stuff stressful.

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    (Original post by Kyx)
    I find the opposite true
    You prefer to keep things? Is it a sentimental thing for you? I keep some stuff in a plastic wallet but my boyfriend has two big memory boxes and he'll never throw any of it out.
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    Depends on what you find stressful and what the stuff is.
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    In my case
    less means less stress
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    I think if you have less stuff to organise and clean etc. then it quite naturally would reduce stress, yeah.
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    I would agree that having less material possessions is less stressful because you don't have the stress associated with securing, transporting, insuring, cleaning and maintaining these things.

    As a side-note, have you heard of minimalism?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    You prefer to keep things? Is it a sentimental thing for you? I keep some stuff in a plastic wallet but my boyfriend has two big memory boxes and he'll never throw any of it out.
    Mainly sentiment
    Mainly because I might need it
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    no because if u have less stuff, u may feel sad or stressed that you dont have stuff that you want
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    (Original post by Kyx)
    Mainly sentiment
    Mainly because I might need it
    What kind of things do you keep? I m trying to get out of the I might need it mindset with most things, i used to be awful for keeping a dress i hadn't worn in a year because i might need it for something :P
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    What kind of things do you keep? I m trying to get out of the I might need it mindset with most things, i used to be awful for keeping a dress i hadn't worn in a year because i might need it for something :P
    I don't keep clothes, but I keep everything else. Revision notes, books, and the like.
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    just like saying if i eat less i will lose lots of weight, which isn't necessarily true
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    (Original post by Kyx)
    I don't keep clothes, but I keep everything else. Revision notes, books, and the like.
    I only own one book at the moment, i burned my a level revision notes with some friends after we finished our exams but could understand why someone would want to keep them
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I only own one book at the moment, i burned my a level revision notes with some friends after we finished our exams but could understand why someone would want to keep them
    Yes, they are very useful. I have plenty of books. I have a whole cupboard-full.

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    I definitely agree that less stuff is less stress... I always get upset when something breaks and needs fixing, there is more stuff to move if you change house and at lunch the other day a guy was talking about how stressed he gets about maybe scratching his new phone... it just got me thinking that there isn't much point having nice shiny things if they just make us feel on edge about not ruining them!
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    Depends on what you find stressful and what the stuff is.

    Well it's not stressful but i do hate doing washing and not a fan of dusting so less clothes means less of that.

    (Original post by Vennec)
    I would agree that having less material possessions is less stressful because you don't have the stress associated with securing, transporting, insuring, cleaning and maintaining these things.

    As a side-note, have you heard of minimalism?
    Thats my exact thoughts towards it, especially as we hope to move some point before September i keep thinking how difficult moving all of our stuff to the other side of the city was and so it's motivating me to get rid of things. Indeed I have heard of minimalism, i am attempting it to have a "minimalist" wardrobe but its more challenging than I'd expected.
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