Do You Have Too Much Stuff?

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Do You Have Too Much Stuff?

Do you have too much stuff in your life? Maybe you do but you just don't realize it yet. Why be imprisoned by a bunch of junk? Take the quiz and find out if you should start tossing things today!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
          Have you ever re-purchased an item you know you already have, but cannot find?
    • A. 

      All the time. I think I might have a total of eight can openers somewhere around here.

    • B. 

      I’ve done that a few times – but only in an emergency!

    • C. 

      I may have done that once 10 years ago.

    • D. 

      Never. What a waste of time and money!

  • 2. 
           Are there any rooms in your house, including the garage, that are not being used for their intended purpose because they are full of stuff?
    • A. 

      I eat dinner on my couch because my dining room table is covered in junk. I don’t mind. It’s comfortable on the couch.

    • B. 

      Okay there is this one room that we never use anyway. I plan to organize it someday in the future.

    • C. 

      No, the house is fine. Just don’t ask me about the garage.

    • D. 

      No, I don’t live in a warehouse.

  • 3. 
           When you think of an exciting new project, do you run out buy all the items needed for the project before doing anything else?
    • A. 

      All the time. That’s the best part! (And the only part of the part I always complete.)

    • B. 

      Well, I admit that I do like the shopping part of projects. But I do try and work on things when I get the time. (I don’t have much time.)

    • C. 

      No, I usually shop for things when I need to.

    • D. 

      I try not to take on projects that require spending money.

  • 4. 
           When you go to clean the house, is the majority of your time spent trying to find places to put things?
    • A. 

      I am constantly re-shuffling things around my house. I need a bigger house!

    • B. 

      There are some items that don’t have permanent homes. I really should get some shelves installed.

    • C. 

      For the most part, I don’t need to find places for things. I just need to clean.

    • D. 

      Everything in my house has a place. Period.

  • 5. 
            How much of a thrill do you get when bringing home new items?
    • A. 

      My heart races and I get the biggest high ever. There is no other drug for me!

    • B. 

      There’s just something about taking new things out of the bags and laying them out on the bed.

    • C. 

      It’s fun, but not that big of a deal.

    • D. 

      I’d rather save my money than shop. Bleh.

  • 6. 
           Have you ever purchased an item off of an infomercial?
    • A. 

      When an infomercial comes on TV, I pop some corn and make sure my credit card is within reaching distance.

    • B. 

      Hey, those knives and that “non-shampoo” shampoo were awesome deals!

    • C. 

      I bought something from an infomercial years ago and I still regret it. Never again.

    • D. 

      Nope, never. I’d rather have a root canal than buy something off of the television.

  • 7. 
            Do you make excuses to go shopping because it's a fun thing to do?
    • A. 

      I shop whenever I can. It takes my mind off of all the credit card debt I have.

    • B. 

      I usually like to shop every weekend.

    • C. 

      Once in a while, I like to hit the mall.

    • D. 

      I try to avoid all occasions that involve spending money and acquiring junk. I’d rather go for a hike or do something useful.

  • 8. 
            Do you have credit card debt?
    • A. 

      Yes. I don’t know exactly how much it is, but it’s a lot. I hope it will just go away one day.

    • B. 

      Yes, but I plan to pay it off when I get a better job!

    • C. 

      Usually I don’t carry a balance.

    • D. 

      None. I pay off my cards every month.

  • 9. 
            Can you easily think of 10 items you own that you haven’t used in the past year?
    • A. 

      I can see 50 things I haven’t used in a year just from where I’m sitting. Is that bad?

    • B. 

      Yes, it took a few moments, but I can think of ten. I know have more than that though.

    • C. 

      Hmm, I can think of maybe one or two. I need a little more time.

    • D. 

      I can’t think of anything. I don’t hold onto things I don’t use.

  • 10. 
            Do you avoid inviting people to your house because you dread cleaning it?
    • A. 

      I haven’t had anyone over since Reagan was in office.

    • B. 

      Yes! But I usually just throw stuff in the closets and under the bed.

    • C. 

      I never let cleaning the house scare me from inviting people over. But I do get a little stressed out cleaning up for guests!

    • D. 

      Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, the only thing I avoid is inviting people over who might dirty my house!