Thursday, March 08, 2007

Why we keep....

There is an amusing story on the New York Times website about the increasing use of storage units. People are increasingly buying more and more stuff, and lacking space in their homes (or more amusingly the desire to appear living a pared down life) renting storage away from their home. It explores the pathologies with hoarding that exist. One of the interesting points is that some people ascribe more sentimental value to items than others, I know that I have a tendency to hoard because it just seems so wasteful to throw it away in the landfill. A form of buyer's remorse kicks in as well, a great quote in the article was “I’ve put so much money into it at this point, I’ve got to use these things.”


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