When did I accumulate so much junk? I am not a big spender nor do I waste money on frivolous things. Then where did all this stuff come from? Or a better question would be....why do I keep them? Every 6 months, I decide to get rid of all the unwanted things and do all the right things. Things that don't fit us physically or emotionally go towards charity, the broken ones go for recycling, the pricey ones which we no longer use are sold online. And once the ordeal is over, I feel wonderful. My house looks spacious and lovely. Then six months later......we are back to square one!!!!!! Let me think where all this stuff comes from. 1) Birthday gifts 2) Return gifts from birthday parties 3) Corporate gifts from work 4) Gifts from visiting relatives 5) a sudden need to look fashionable - which arises from looking at better dressed peers 6) wanting to give everything 'new' to the kids 7) Picking up random things from every place we visit during a vacation 8)getting thambulam gifts post festivities .....and the list goes on. There was a time when random gifts made me excited and happy... and now all I think about is .....where is the space for all this???