Here are some typical reasons why people tend to keep stuff they do not need!
FEAR OF NOT HAVING THINGS THEY NEED WHEN THEY NEED THEM.
Many people who grew up having very little and having to struggle for everything they did have can result in the subconscious need for people to save things that may be used or re-purposed later.
Even if those people later become successful, the worry of doing without may still make them keep things that to other people may seem worthless or unnecessary.
This mindset can then be passed down from generation to generation. Most of us know someone who has a drawer full of rubber bands, or three or four blenders or too many knives in their kitchen drawers.
THE BELIEF THAT YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO USE SOME THINGS LATER
If you know someone who typically hoards one type of thing, such as 20 years worth of magazines, or those clothes in their closet that they have outgrown, then it may be due to their belief that eventually things will slow down and they will have time to catch up on reading those magazines, or will lose weight and be able to wear those outfits again.
Some people keep broken items because they fully plan on using them later, but the later never comes.
TOO MANY COLLECTIONS
Some of you start out finding something they like (such as a doll collection, spoons, or train sets) and then their interests change and they decide to collect something else, but they can’t bear to part with their old collections they spent so much time to amass.
There are many other reasons as well, but the three reasons above will give you some idea, why some people’s homes become clutter with items that are unnecessary, useless, or broken.
Understanding how things accumulate will help you to rid yourself of the clutter and change your behavior.
Sometimes it’s just frustrating and annoying to declutter for others and restart again and again.
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