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...
The Benefits Of Being Pedantic

The Benefits Of Being Pedantic

The other day I was thinking about some of the odd, almost-pedantic habits that I’ve acquired over the years. The thing that many of these habits have in common is that they front-load a bit of effort to save a lot of effort and hassle down the road. Some...
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...
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...