If you have ever spent money on a storage unit, especially over a long period of time, such as a year, only to finally open the boxes and realize that you paid a whole lot of money to store what is essential useless, outdated or otherwise not worth keeping -- I'm talking to YOU!
First, you are not alone. Most Americans are addicted to their "stuff", and it isn't by accident, but by design. This short video is an absolutely mind-blowing expose on the story of stuff -- how and why we accumulate, how much has to do with planned obsolescense, and what the true, hidden costs of stuff are. That's the monetary costs, not the psychic ones.
There are very real mental and emotional costs and a severe energy drain caused by having too much stuff and clutter in our homes and lives, and these are costs we can only evaluate for ourselves. I know in my own life, the time I waste dealing with clutter and stuff is very significant and a huge drain on my energy reserves. I think the impact of this video has changed that--once and for all. It's called the Story of Stuff and is produced by Annie Leonard. Check out the website at www.storyofstuff.org and watch the video below. See what you think. Ready to get unstuffed?