Why it's so hard to get rid of stuff
As I continue on in my quest to purge my whole house of all the stuff I don't need, I keep asking myself "Why is this so hard for me?" If this were someone else's house I could tell them what to toss easily. I think I've hit on something. Throwing away something I've purchased means I officially wasted my money. This is especially true with cosmetics, face creams, hair products, etc. Things I tried but were not quite right. As long as they sit on my dresser or vanity there is always the possibility they will be used. Throwing them out is like throwing away money. Rationally, I know that the money was gone as soon as I bought the stuff. How can I convince myself that if I haven't used them by now I never will, and the space on my dresser and in my vanity is of more value than all this stuff?