Before you buy something, think about whether you really need it, and if you have the space for it in your home. You could even throw something out
(or donate or recycle) each time you buy something. That new bowl might seem less appealing when you have to get rid of an old favourite.
When you do buy something, unpack it and put it away immediately. That way you won’t have unpacked bags, receipts and tags lying around. Say no to bags when you can, too, to save on clutter (and help the environment).
Get in the habit of putting items you don’t use in a donation box. When it’s full, deliver it to the nearest op shop. Make sure items are in good condition, and that you wrap any breakables.