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Sorry, De-Cluttering Won't Fix Your Life

Because clutter isn't what it used to be, writes Pamela Druckerman

(Newser) - In case you've missed it—the avalanche of how-to books, support groups, friends' vows to pare their possessions down to 100 things—decluttering is most definitely a thing. To listen to some advocates, it's nothing short of a "born-again experience," writes Pamela Druckerman in the New ... More »

All Our Stuff Is Stressing Us Out

The typical American home has quite a lot of things in it

(Newser) - A team of anthropologists went into 32 typical American homes to research a new book, and here's what they discovered: We really, really like stuff. The homes were full of things purchased by families, Time reports. Example: In one home, a staggering 2,260 possessions were on display in... More »

Cluttered? '100 Thing Challenge' Awaits

If your life is 'littered with unfulfilled promises,' purge, blogger challenges

(Newser) - A crusading blogger is inspiring citizens to take on a predicament of modern life: clutter. Dave Bruno launched the 100 Thing Challenge in an effort to free himself from his stuff, and he's down to just 97 belongings, Time reports. And while Bruno is a strict constructionist, some of his... More »

Got Junk? Call These Guys

Company turns trash into profit

(Newser) - A shed full of roller skates, 400 wedding dresses, 18,000 sardine cans, a diffused bomb—1-800-GOT-JUNK? hauls away more than just trash in its custom-built dump trucks. The largest junk-hauling company in North America turned clutter into revenues of $150 million this year, says NPR, while professionalizing the industry... More »

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