Would I buy this again?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Aim 4 Order LLC

I often say that we can talk ourselves into keeping almost anything. 

Here are some (hopefully) helpful questions to ask yourself, just in case you have time to declutter this week:

  • Is this something I currently use?
  • Would I buy this again? (MY FAVORITE QUESTION OF ALL)
  • Do I absolutely love it?
  • Is this worthy of the space it will occupy?
  • Will I be able to find it if I need it?
  • Could I get another one if I needed it?
  • Does this help me to reach my goal of reducing the volume?

Happy Decluttering! And challenge yourself to stay away from the "After Christmas" Sales

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Cindy Bernstein All good questions. Do I use it? Would I buy it again?

Dec 24, 2019 07:36 AM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Cindy- love the questions to ask especially "Would i buy it again?"

Dec 24, 2019 07:58 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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                                         Thank you, Cindy. 

Dec 28, 2019 06:17 PM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Cindy. Excellent question. I would have to say often the answer is no but shelving does help.

Dec 29, 2019 05:54 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Great questions, Cindy. Those are the ones I ask myself everytime I clean a closet or a cabinet. Decluttering my office for the new year is my primary task for today and tomorrow.

Dec 29, 2019 06:45 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Cindy - asking the tough questions is important.  When it comes to "stuff" and in real life.  

Dec 29, 2019 06:59 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
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We got rid of a lot of stuff when we moved out of our last home. Our stuff was in storage for 4 months and we just had it delivered this week. We realized we still have a lot of decluttering to do. We don't need all the stuff we have.

Dec 29, 2019 07:07 AM #7
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I have a closet calling my name. It is home to many things, and  I suspect much of it will be tossed. Can't wait to free up the space. It's cathertic and energizing. Make room for the new - or better yet, leave space to breathe. 

Dec 29, 2019 07:27 AM #8
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Jill Sackler
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My favorite question is, "Is this worthy of the space it will occupy?" That's the real test in my house especially when square footage is at a premium.

Dec 29, 2019 07:49 AM #9
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Great list Cindy! I am trying hard to become a minimalist, and this list will be very helpful 

Dec 29, 2019 09:27 AM #10
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Cindy, I reposted this in hopes that more people will see it. I have been trying so hard become a minimalist, and this is without question the most to the point straight forward thing I have seen. Thank you SOOOO MUCH,

Dec 29, 2019 09:50 AM #11
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Hi Cindy:

These are great questions to ask ourselves...and be honest with our answers!

Jeff

Dec 29, 2019 04:14 PM #12
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Sharon Tara
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This is awesome! Yes, ask those questions and let go of stuff that is cluttering your space. It will make you feel so much better!

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