Have you ever been gifted an item that you don’t like, but you can’t get rid of because your favorite aunt gave it to you? By intentionally getting rid of the stuff you don’t need, you can create new ways of thinking, have less stress, and get your life back.

Our guest, Meg Nordmann, chats with Bob about the psychological roots in which we attach value to our items. By taking a look at reasons like sunk cost bias, perceived worth, and guilt, we can alleviate unconscious stress in our life. The simple act of letting go of stuff is so much more than just getting rid of things. You’re also letting go of fears and expectations, as well as reclaiming your life and your finances. The goal is always to simplify and not add more to your plate.

Meg Nordmann, a former journalist, editor, and digital marketer, now a full-time mother of two messy but wonderful little girls who were the catalyst for seeking an intentional and minimalist life. Meg is the author of “Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas.” Learn, “less is truly more” via her blog at megnordmann.com.