Looking Ahead With Lauren: Are You a Hoarder?

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Every once in a while, I find myself wanting to get rid of things. I tend to collect way too much makeup, clothes and accessories and sometimes I just wish I could have a minimalist wardrobe. Yet, when I should actually be paring down such collections, I pause. You know… that foundation I haven’t used […]

Don’t Upgrade

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The newest, latest, greatest version of Product X is available today. It’s only X dollars and it does all the cool things you never knew it could do. And if you act now, Product X will change your life. But we know we don’t need Product X to live a meaningful life (even if we […]

Getting Rid of Gifts

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Our culture is a gift-giving culture, one that places great emphasis on giving physical items to other people as a measurement of caring. It seems silly to even write that, but it’s the cold truth. We often give gifts to show we care. So, on your birthday and a handful of holidays, people show they care about […]

Letting Go of Sentimental Items

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My mother died in 2009. It was an incredibly difficult time in my life, it goes without saying. She lived a thousand miles away and after she passed it was my responsibility to vacate her apartment in Florida. It was a small, one-bedroom place, but it was packed wall-to-wall with her belongings. My mother had […]