Accumulating Stuff

Accumulating Stuff

Oh my goodness, here we go again. After 3½ years in North Carolina, we are moving!

No, we aren’t moving to a new state, but we are moving to a different house. We have decided that it’s time to downsize even more, and the house selling/buying process has begun.

Let me just say… if anyone is interested in any books, we have tons, let me know!

I feel a little like Ariel in The Little Mermaid…

Part of your world
From “The Little Mermaid”
Music and Lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

Look at this stuff
Isn’t it neat?

Look at this trove, Treasures untold
How many wonders can one cavern hold?

I’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty
I’ve got whosits and whatsits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I got twenty

Perhaps I can help you avoid having twenty thingamabobs. Stop buying things you don’t need!

Is it really that simple? Probably not, it obviously wasn’t for us. Hindsight is 20/20, right?

For the last few years I haven’t bought much of anything, for us. I enjoy going shopping with family and friends, but I came to a point that I would tell people, “I don’t really need anything, and I don’t have any place to put it if I did.” I would go shopping with them and buy things for other people.

If you haven’t already packed your house with items, you can save yourself the time consuming chore of having to sort things to determine what’s gotta go simply by thinking before you purchase. Is it a need or a want? If it’s a need, get it. If it’s a want consider carefully before purchasing. Impulse buys can be costly and unnecessary. Of course, it’s always nice to treat yourself to something you want every now and then, but use caution lest you end up with a house full of things that are just taking up space.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend!
(We’ll be at the house, sorting our things to determine what’s gotta go. Grin.)

*Pam Horton is a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, in the Raleigh area.*


2 Responses

  1. Lynette McEwen says:

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally,it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what you’re talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

    • PamHorton says:

      Hi Lynette,
      There wasn’t actually a video in this blog. I did quote some verses out of a song, from a movie. I’m sorry you didn’t like that part.
      Have a wonderful weekend.

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