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IF there’s one thing the housing crisis is good for, it’s turning people into minimalists. Where once my cupboard, chest of drawers, vacuum storage bags pushed under the bed and plastic tubs stacked in the garage ranneth over with clothing items from another time and body size, I am now positively at one with owning very little.
I want to say it’s thanks to Marie Kondo, the Japanese decluttering guru currently taking the world by storm thanks to her new Netflix series, her best-selling guide book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and her decluttering technique known as the KonMarie method.
But really, it just comes down to having moved homes 13 times over jeans you can no longer fit into and don’t remember buying in the first place, probably not so much.
How you assess the joy of something like, say, a spatula, I’m not quite sure.
For years, people have been figuring out ways to surround themselves with less junk.
Skincare mogul Zoe FosterBlake says she keeps things managed by adhering to a one in one out policy when it comes to adding new items to her wardrobe.
Another decluttering guru recommends placing all newly purchased items out of sight for a week. If, after seven days you are yearning for the purchase, it stays. If it doesn’t, it gets returned.
In order to curb my own terrible impulse shopping habit years ago,