fighting the lack of good ideas


About 2 years ago, I wrote about the problem of holding onto electronic stuff just because storage was cheap.

It wasn’t until I met my fiancee that I realized I did the same thing with “real” stuff – holding onto it just because it was there.

I’m no where near a candidate for Hoarding: Buried Alive (praise the Lord!) .. but I could easily have been in a few years had I not met someone so helpful in keeping priorities about “stuff” straight – if it has a home and can live there relatively neatly.. it’s ok. Otherwise, it needs to be elsewhere.

Why is the self-storage industry doing so well in the US? Why do we own so much stuff we can’t even keep it in our homes? When did “stuff” become more important than people?