A Simple Cure for Needless Stuff Lust

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[Editor's note -- Often tempted to buy things you don't need? Cure yourself from the lures of advertising and the temptation to try and keep up with the Joneses by adopting a quick, helpful mantra from The Everyday Minimalist. -- Siel]


I've gone so long without it... what's another year?

I use it to squash any desire for something (after I really determine that I don’t need it), by saying:

I have already gone so long without it.

It’s not a REAL need.

And it’s true.

Find out what so-called necessities The Everyday Minimalist has stayed happy living without.

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