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Is ‘Temporal Discounting’ sabotaging your Clutter Clearing Journey?

By Clutter Clearing | Feb 12, 2014 |
Is 'Temporal Discounting' sabotaging your Clutter Clearing Journey?

‘What is it?’ I hear you say….. It’s when people consider small rewards NOW as more desirable than big rewards LATER. How can it sabotage our Clutter Clearing Journey? It can do several things. It can explain why we: impulse buy things as small rewards or treats to ourselves NOW, even though we know we…

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Clutter and the Real World

By Clutter Clearing | Aug 12, 2012 |
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Ever feel ashamed of your clutter?Ever wish it would just all disappear over night and be gone once and for all?Feel as though people are or would judge you if they knew about your clutter? Good. I can confirm that you are normal and living in the real world. For some reason, admitting that we…

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Are you addicted to watching TV?

By Clutter Clearing | Jul 26, 2012 |

Clare’s comments: This article, written in 2012, could as easily be applied to people’s internet, social media and mobile / cell phone use today. According to A.C. Nielsen, the average American watches 3 hours and 46 minutes of TV each day. That represents more than 52 days of non-stop TV-watching per year. By age 65 the…

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This will help with the impulse buys

By Clutter Clearing | Oct 2, 2011 |
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Have you ever bought something because you liked the look of it and then, when you got it home or a few days or weeks later become bored or disinterested in it? That initial allure in the shop fades and it becomes another impulse purchase that becomes clutter. Well, according to an article in Scientific…

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Are you Suffering from the Endowment Effect?

By Clutter Clearing | Mar 25, 2011 |
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A recent article in Scientific American by Bruce Hood discusses how the ‘ownership of objects plays a crucial role in human identity’ and explains what the endowment effect is. Put simply, the endowment effect is where we become the owner of something that costs us a certain price, e.g. £10 / $10, and we then…

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