I like to think that I'm not a hoarder or accumulator of material things. Yet I cleared out the cupboard in the kitchen that's under my stairs the other day and I've now got a bootload to take to the furniture reclaim store and charity shops. That's just from one place in the house! It's not just Louis' shoes and boots that don't fit anymore where there's a reasonable excuse for redundancy. Among other stuff there's a 'spare' vacuum cleaner, an electric clothes drier that I inherited from my sister and two massive lampshades that I removed from the living room eighteen months ago.
So it seemed timely that I came across this audio clip from The Minimalists on BBC Radio 6. But be blowed if I can get the dammed thing to embed so you'll have to follow the link instead. I particularly liked their idea of a 30 day decluttering challenge. Now I might just do that and show you my booty in about a month's time.
To add a bit of colour and meaning to this post here's a little extra, a TED talk by these inspirational guys. I've shared one before. I'll repeat their mantra again for there's reasons that it seems particularly relevant at the current time.
'Love people, use things. The opposite never works'.