In March, the Los Angeles Times published a fascinating article about the effect of possessions on our lives. Here are my favourite quotes:
The average U.S. household has 300,000 things, from paper clips to ironing boards.
U.S. children make up 3.7% of children on the planet but have 47% of all toys and children’s books.
Full bookshelves say, ‘I’m well-read. I have lots of books.’ But really, you just buy books.
I don’t think stuff is inherently wrong or bad […] but if things have become obstacles to your happiness, that’s a problem.
I cleaned out my fridge, and now I can change careers.
Do you use things to make you appear to be a certain way (such as with books and intelligence)?
What effect does decluttering have on you?