Friday, December 30, 2016

Mental Hurdles: "Irreplaceability"

When deciding the fate of your unwanted/unused items, irreplaceability is a valid concern. What if you regret having sold, donated, or trashed the item at a future point in time and can't replace it?

Let's dive in!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I've Been Driving Around This Town

This post first debuted on my now-defunct "de-cluttering" blog.

I drove all of my crap around town yesterday in an attempt to sell it (excluding the two Goodwill-bound trash bags). Five hours later, I ended up with...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

We Are More Than Our Things

This post first debuted on my now-defunct "de-cluttering" blog.

Here's the thing: I have too much stuff. Chances are that if you're reading this blog, you also own more stuff than you can comfortably handle. You have too much clothing. You have too many stuffed animals from your childhood. You have too many trinkets. You have too many papers left over from the classes you're long done with. No matter what you're in excess of, rest assured that it is possible to part with most of it without facing any long-term emotional repercussions. Here's why.

Your possessions do not feel.

Your possessions seek no loyalties.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Art of Overpacking

This post first debuted on my now-defunct "de-cluttering" blog.

I'm currently at the airport and waiting for my flight to San Jose to board. The fiancĂ© and I have been living it up in Hawaii for the past two weeks. Eating out! Beach-bumming!  Hiking! Sleeping! Sunburning!

So, uh, how many clothing items did I bring along for this cool, breezy adventure? Too many.

I don't normally love math, but I fancy the hell out of statistics. After having to buy an additional suitcase to accommodate my purchases, I decided to calculate some stats on my Hawaii wardrobe.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Addiction

This post first debuted on one of my now-defunct "fashion" blogs.

I am on the verge of having a very real shopping addiction. I've been aware of this for a while now, but it really hit me when the thrill of purchasing some new clothing ended as soon as I plopped the merchandise on the counter. Shouldn't I buy something and remain excited about it? Shouldn't I be able to shop without feeling really, really guilty about it? My shopping habits have become shameful, and are causing me more guilt and regret than they should be.