Who should decide when to throw things away
Posted on Nov 26 2012 at 08:13:14 PM in House & Garden
I have met quite a few people in my lifetime that agree with my way of thinking in certain areas, but on other matters they disagree wholeheartedly. While this does not really surprise me, I find that I am disappointed on those occasions, although I am not sure why, especially since I know that we come from different lifestyles.
Although we agree on the most basic things, when it comes to the things we keep and the things we throw away, there is a huge gap in the way we think. There are certain things that I will not keep around my house past the day it loses its value.
I have a few friends that would keep so much junk in their homes that I often wonder what value they place on it. I can see if the things they keep serving a purpose, on the other hand why should anyone want to keep things in their homes that they may or may not use in their life again?
If we believe that it is alright to hoard our junk then we should expect our children to follow in our footsteps. If we consider our decision to keep things around as a habit that needs to be broken, then we should be mindful of the fact that we should start thinking about the kind of example we are setting.
There are several companies that will be willing to come out to your residence and have your “unwanted items” removed, for a small fee. If that does not work for you, there are places like the Salvation Army who serve the needs of the community by turning your used items into usable items that others can benefit from.
One of the biggest problems in keeping a bunch of things that you really do not need around the home is the fact that they will invite rodents and pests. These unwanted guests have a tendency to spread diseases, all of which could have been avoided by a thorough spring cleaning exercise.