- electronic equipment that keeps us from living in the moment;
- people who are an emotional drain instead of a joy;
- piles of CDs and DVDs that are never watched or listened to;
- food that gets stuffed into an already satiated body; and
- unwanted or unloved gifts from people you nonetheless care about.
And a good comment on the electronic age and vacations:
As I watched others buried in their iPads, laptops and smartphones, I wondered what people did on vacation before we had this plethora of electronic equipment keeping us “in touch” 24/7. Perhaps they telephoned now and then to see how the dog was faring.
Not knowing about problems back home or at work surely meant vacations were more relaxing, a real break from daily stress.
… far too many plugged-in people now wander through life oblivious to their surroundings. They don’t see the trees, hear the birds, notice the people or even the traffic.
One of the interesting things that I discover as our kids get older is how some of the stuff we wish to get rid of has retro appeal to them (e.g., vinyl records, some clothing) – another declutter possibility.