A while back I read two books that really touched a nerve with me; Peter Walsh's It's All Too Much and Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough by Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss. Both books explore our seemingly insatiable desire to acquire 'stuff'.
The growing 'Donate' pile
The 'donate' pile growing in my hallway shows that I'm not immune to the impulse buy... A large garbage bag has already gone out with the weekly garbage collection. I had a full bin for the first time in months!
The aspect of this exercise that I find most confronting is thinking about the amount of money spent on these things that could have been put to better use.