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I think you may be right in that there are cycles of consumerism: I think we get and keep more stuff when we are rearing children. Then I have found that most of my friends are de-cluttering as they get older, for many reasons: we want to move to smaller, more easily maintained homes; we don't want to put their children through the pain of having to make decisions on what goes or doesn't go; we want to remember and cherish mementoes (sp?) of ages and stages of our lives and pass things on to others who may also cherish those items. I have certainly found that de-cluttering has made my life much easier and has given me the blessing of having others enjoy the stuff that was previously a burden and a source of guilt for me.
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