What You Own, Owns You: Minimalism For People Who Love Things
Benjamin Foley

Love it. We’re considering our own downsizing for a while now- why work SO hard for stuff that devalues. And everything you own, everything…. gets a tiny piece of your time. Cleaning it, organizing it, moving it, using it… One strategy that I DO like is that we’ve started buying almost everything (except groceries obviously) from garage sales and flea markets. When you pay 10c for a wineglass and don’t care if they all match, then it’s easier to get rid of, saves one more wineglass from being produced and if it breaks- who cares! Applying that logic to everything makes stuff become more ‘useful’ and less ‘obsessed about’. Plus it’s just good for the environment.

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