Colleen’s Tuesday’s mission was: to declutter an item of your choice and spend 10 minutes listing the reasons why you should acquire less stuff. (You can find her missions here.)
Here is something I didn’t buy, but was given as a gift at Easter.
I really wish the giver had saved her money, even though it was very sweet of her to think of us at Easter. I am passing it onto a colleague who wants one for her granddaughter for next Easter.
So time to contemplate why I should acquire less stuff, in particular ornamental, decorative pieces:
More stuff needs more storage space.
Less stuff means easier dusting.
Fewer items means tidying up is easier.
Decorative items for special occasions have to be stored and remembered where they are, and that they even are owned!
Less stuff means less money spent on things.
Less stuff mean fewer items out out for council clean-up which means less stuff going into landfill which means a smaller environmental impact.
Less stuff means a smaller environmental impact from production as we are not encouraging factories to make tat.
Less stuff means money saved as money is not being spent on acquiring stuff.