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Why We Buy So Much Stuff

Due to the overwhelming response to Dave’s first Clutter Control program, he has created a second Clutter Control program. During Clutter Control 102, Dave talks about several BIG reasons why Americans buy so much STUFF. In this program, the emphasis is on stopping the flow of stuff entering our homes!

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A program to motivate you to acquire less


Americans shop four times as often as Western Europeans

We can’t resist bargains, sales, yard sales!  We buy and receive gifts we don’t want. Those are just two reasons why we consume twice as much as we did just forty years ago.

You will learn how advertisers use many techniques such as developing shopping habits, planned obsolescence, slogans, and the use of credit, to motivate people to purchase, purchase, purchase!  Today’s consumers are bullied into believing they must take advantage of every new marketing scheme lest they “lose out” on the latest deal or special.

Dave uses humor with amusing stories during the talk to engage as well as inform the audience. The audience is challenged to finish product jingles and slogans, many of them decades old, to demonstrate the power advertising and marketing has over our purchasing behaviors.

  “Don’t squeeze the . . . ”

   “See the USA in your . . . ”

   “What takes a licking and keeps on ticking?” 

Participants will leave the program recognizing that if they are thoughtful about what and why they acquire items, they will start to reverse the tendency to bury themselves in “treasures!”