Stuff Wars (pt2): Six lies I believe about my stuff

6 lies I believe about my stuff.jpgRecently this humorous advertisement for a clothing store popped up in my newsfeed. It’s referencing the very “tidying up” method I talked about in my last stuff post. Ironically, it’s talking all about getting rid of things, spring cleaning and minimizing– while advertising a clothing brand. We’re so weird in America. We can sell more clothes while talking about downsizing and getting rid of clothes.  Continue reading

Stuff Wars: Tidying Up

The Stuff Series: Since being in America, I’ve been thinking a lot more about possessions and the amount of stuff I own, and how I interact with this stuff. Here’s the first bit.

I finally read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. This is coupled with a new obsession about tiny houses (aka emailing David every other day with a new link to some cool design). This has led to purging stuff. My sister, who is also currently “tidying up”, has run into a similar problem that I’ve been facing in all this purging, “What is a responsible way of getting rid of this stuff? I don’t want to just dump it all at Goodwill.” Continue reading