Gretchen Rubin

Secret of Adulthood: There’s an Important Difference Between Something that Isn’t Used and Something That’s Useless.

Secret of Adulthood: There’s an Important Difference Between Something that Isn’t Used and Something That’s Useless.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:

 

I remind myself of this, so that in my zeal to clear clutter, I don't get rid of things that I do love; even if I never do use them, they aren't necessarily useless.  (Take this quiz to see if you suffer from clutter mentality.)

I write about this issue at some length in Happier at Home, in the chapter on "Possessions."

Do you feel this distinction with your own possessions?

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