If you have Cable TV or Satellite, you may have run across a show called “Clean House.” I love the show. It’s a show about people who’ve accumulated so much stuff, that they literally cannot walk through the rooms of their home anymore. Imagine deep frying food in your living room because the kitchen is so full of clutter that you can’t even walk in there, let alone use an appliance like a fry cooker. Imagine having a state-of-the-art home theater setup, and not being able to use it because there is no place to sit down amongst the crap in your living room. Such is the plight of these people on the show. A crew comes to rescue them from their own bad habits, convince them to rid themselves of the clutter and happiness generally ensues.
This has to be one of the reasons that third-world countries hate us as Americans. Where else on the planet can you afford to accumulate so much stuff that it actually impairs the way you live? I never could understand those people. I guess I’m a “purger.” If I haven’t seen it, worn it, or used it in three years then generally speaking, it can go! So it’s great if you were the roller-disco King of the tri-county area in 1982; I’m just asking, “Do you really need to keep those skates?”
It’s easy to employ this “crap elimination” thought process when you’re packing, too. My last trip was to
Yes, you read correctly. Pack your bag with things you don’t need to come home with. For example, you know you’re going to
This way, you can maintain the current status of your stuff without accumulating anything extra; sort of a “Crap Equilibrium” if you will…
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