The cost of clutter

My partner isn’t a Minimalist. She has a different view on stuff for now, but she’s learning that this comes with a cost. We were invited to a birthday celebration one Saturday evening. The best dress came out, and very nice it was too, and all that was...

How do I declutter ?

I’m often asked, “How do I declutter”, how do I go about getting rid of my stuff ? I tend to stick to the following 10 principles of how to declutter: 1) Think long and hard about buying something – Get rid of your wishlists, they are designed to prompt you to...

The stuff of memories

Why do we hang on to our things ? Why are they cherished ? What is it about these particular items that makes it so hard to be without them ? Its not our stuff, its our emotions. There’s a box in my garage, in it, is some stuff. It was my step-dad’s. He died a few...
Stuffocation

Stuffocation

  I’d not heard the word ‘Stuffocation’ before, but it says so much doesn’t it. Stuffocation is definitely the opposite of minimalism. It sounds like something to describe being suffocated by stuff, and it conjures up such a physical reaction to the overwhelming...
15 minutes to clutter free

15 minutes to clutter free

Look around you, look at all that stuff, that clutter. It bothers you doesn’t it ? Maybe not a lot, but wouldn’t it be nice if it weren’t there. My challenge to you, is just to spend 15 minutes removing it. Thats all it will take. Just spending 15 minutes a day will...