Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. (Marie Kondo, Japanese organizing consultant and author)

You may not be disposed to hang on to things from the past, but many are. They just can’t let go of their parents’ or even grandparents’ heirlooms. But things demand time and attention and if they’re valuable, insurance and protection. So, chose those things that mean the most to you and “discard the rest,” as Kondo suggests. You’ll enjoy the freedom.

Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind (Ecclesiastes 6:9).