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Response to canoeist52 (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2011, 01:28 AM

15. Being a packrat can be the antithesis of frugal

I am an Email packrat, and mostly because it's easy to do, for me, it's cheap to store the .pst files, and it's a useful archive. However, there is plenty of Email I delete before it archives.

With paper, I like electronic copies of bank statements and such. For other papers I receive, scanning and archiving reducing paper clutter and gives one a searchable archive.

When clothes sit in the closet or drawer for too long, I take a look and ask myself, "Am I ever going to wear this?" If not, then I Goodwill it.

I think that less stuff tends to be associated with greater frugality, particularly if the stuff we keep has some real use or meaning.

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