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From Celia Barbour’s article Clutter: The Long Goodbye in Whole Living: “…even if we have enough square footage to store all our unnecessary belongings, we should be more protective of our mental space. Because what matters more…is the room they occupy in our brains, in the stories we tell ourselves to justify holding on to them…

…‘We got these as a wedding gift’ my dad would say as he handed me something he no longer wanted. I felt like a crazy museum curator, assiduously looking after objects whose sole value was that they had once been meaningful to someone else…”

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