I think the best way to evaluate your own consumerism is to move. As you put all your worldly possessions in a box, you often reflect upon when and where you bought the item, it’s cost and just how often you actually use this item. There were many moments during our recent move that I was overwhelmed with stuff, not the things that I use everyday to better my life, but all the other STUFF. I wanted to just go back to the moment where I was contemplating the purchase of this stuff and just say no. What we actually need and what we convince ourselves that we need are so different. Please watch The Story Of Stuff with Annie Leonard, it may change the way you look at your own stuff.