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Five Ways to Become Clutter-Free A look at the high price of owning too much stuff, and what you need to know to shed at least some of it.

By J.D. Roth

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The Tyranny of Clutter

As I write this, I'm on a 10-hour train ride from Cuzco, Peru, to the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navi-gable lake in the world. For the past three weeks, I've been hiking the Peruvian Andes, living out of a 46-liter backpack--and I'll continue to do so for three more weeks.

Whenever I travel like this--carrying only my camera, my laptop and a few changes of clothes--I'm struck by how little I need to really be happy. If I can get by with a handful of possessions on the road, then why do I need so much stuff at home?

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