Death, Life & The Legacy Of Clutter

Death, Life & The Legacy Of Clutter

I wrote this originally as a guest post for a site called Minimalism Defined. The author of that blog has since taken their site down, and I don’t want to let this post disappear – so I’m re-posting it here. I think it’s particularly...
Maximizing Motivation For Decluttering

Maximizing Motivation For Decluttering

When I was a kid, our school made us a simple offer: read¬†books, get free pizza. Our teachers would set reading goals for us, and when we met those goals we’d get a free personal-size pizza (donated by Pizza Hut). Of course there were some kids who were pretty...
The Key To Decluttering

The Key To Decluttering

I read a tweet the other day that said “decluttering is as simple as picking up each item, and making one of the following choices”. It linked to a blog post showing six different options for what you could do with the item. Sigh. The problem has never...
Consumerism – Stepping Out Of The River

Consumerism – Stepping Out Of The River

Most people have a positively elephantine amount of possessions. All you have to do is look at the increasing size of homes and the unending construction of more and more “mini-storage” units to see that there’s a problem. Now add to that the fact...
Minimalism & Sunk Costs

Minimalism & Sunk Costs

“But I paid $1000 for that!” This is the sound of frustration, as yet another consumer (we’ll call him Joe) learns a very hard, yet very valuable lesson. ¬†Let’s look at how he got here. An Illustration Joe spent $1000 on a piece of exercise...