Instead of Productivity Hacking, Try Purging

Andrea Morris
Oct 27, 2020 · 4 min read

For more peace and simplicity, don’t try to change your entrenched habits. Purge!

A post-purging photo of the author’s minimalist living room that nevertheless has toys, books, and clothes strewn about.
Image of the author’s minimalist, yet messy, living room. Photo by the author.

I am a minimalist, and this has been our living room for the past 7 days.

Magna-tiles, corn cobs, 3 iPads (!), books, jackets, receipts, used Kleenex, a box of things to return to my neighbor, and checks and cash totaling $725, just laying around.