Cultivate fine taste and discrimination in your choice of things. Get a right idea of values. Material possessions that you do not need and can not use may be only an encumbrance. Let your guiding rule be not how much, but how good. A thing you do not want is expensive at any price. Avoid surplus. Set time aside to regularly examine and eliminate what you don’t need.

Assimilate as you accumulate. Choose things that express your own individuality. You must possess your things or they will possess you. Look for quality rather than quantity. Unnecessary possessions bring unnecessary care and responsibility. Excess is wasteful. Don’t burden yourself with the superfluous. Occasionally take stock of what you have and eliminate unsparingly.