Several years ago, I said to my mother in frustration, "It would be a nightmare to have to deal with all this stuff if you died tomorrow." She looked at me, stunned. Up until then, I suspect she'd assumed that everyone appreciated her junk-treasures as much as she did. What ensued, mercifully, was a house … Continue reading ‘Swedish death cleaning’ is the new decluttering trend –via TreeHugger
It was a mere couple of months ago that I was surrounded by stuff. Stuff that aged, became obsolete or nagged for software updates. One of the welcome side effects of shedding this stuff is not just that I don't need to download so many updates, but I've stepped off the upgrade treadmill for a … Continue reading Upgrade cycles…
When did living excessively become the norm in our culture?
In news that may shock those of you who have known me a while, I’ve started downsizing substantially, removing much of the extraneous stuff from my life as much as possible.