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Clutter…How and Why We Accumulate “Stuff”

Why do people never open up that bottle of wine for special occasions? Or that outfit hangs in the closet and never gets worn? We all have those items around the house we just can’t seem to part with. It’s known as clutter and Jacqueline Rifkin, assistant professor at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, asked herself how this accumulation begins. 

A psychologist explains why you buy things you don't need — and how to stop - Inverse

Psychological ‘Specialness Spirals’ Can Make Ordinary Items Feel Like Treasures – And May Explain How Clutter Accumulates - The Conversation

Clutter…How and Why We Accumulate “Stuff” - Missourinet

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Published: Sep 13, 2021

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