You Might Have Too Much Stuff If …

by Ron Haynes


10. You keep buying organizers to store more stuff.

9. You hoard like you lose weight – you lose 10 lbs only to gain 15 back.

8. Your basement is full, your attic is full, your closets are full … and your storage rental bill is over $100/month. And it’s full too.

7. You’re considering the purchase of a larger home with a bigger mortgage just to hold all your stuff.

6. You subscribe to catalogues just to find more stuff.

5. You just can’t avoid stopping in the Brookstone store in the mall and buying something.

4. You have every tax return, every paycheck stub, every bank statement, every check, every retirement account statement, and every birthday card since you were 12 … and you’re several decades past that age now.

3. Your DVD’s are spilling out into the living room and some of them are still wrapped in cellophane.

2. The thought of having a yard sale sends shivers down your spine.

1. You can’t even fit your mattress in the 40 ft moving van.

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Ron Haynes has written 1000 articles on The Wisdom Journal.

The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.

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Andy Wood

Hilarious… as long as you’re referring to somebody else. Just don’t look in my garage.


this is actually very funny, How is it possible not to fit a mattress in a big truck? i wonder what more important stuff got to make it inside

lvlc @ FromMomToMom

This kind of described me a few years ago! Fortunately I’ve been getting better at it! I’ve become a minimalist! (well, kind of) But you never know how much “STUFF” you have until you move!
I have learn to keep what is really worth, and have learned to let go “stuff” and not to buy “stuff”… That’s me, and now my husband is learning… let’s see if he can keep up with me! lol
But I have realized that many people, especially my parent’s generation, have a lot of stuff, because of the ‘poor’ mentality. My parents experienced hunger, poverty and they build what they have from the ground up. So, every single thing is WORTH it as they see it. They just need to learn to let go… but that’s another story…


Wow! That sounds like where I’m heading. I guess I better get straight onto the throwing. I find that the throwing is the hardest because you always think you might ‘need’ it once it’s gone!


So, don’t throw it out … yet. Put it in a box in your attic with the date written on the outside and after a year, if you can’t remember what’s in the box, consider donating it.

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