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March 7, 2012 11:53 AM Subscribe
What do you with your "stuff" as you try to create an uncluttered living space?
posted by atayah to home & garden (27 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Knick-knacks. Souvineers. We have a relatively small home (post-war, built in 1949 with a small one-room addition) and are working to try and live as clean and uncluttered a life as possible. I just "sent back" a bunch of DVDs to Amazon as we adopt a "if we want to see it we can rent/watch it online," and have also done something similar to our books (donated.) We have one large IKEA EXPEDIT shelf that now lives in that bonus room and is now our main "holding space" for some meaningful items. And that's the issue. We don't spend a lot of time looking at these items, they mostly collect dust. I feel like to really embrace a "clean living space," I should do something, but what?
Do I pack them away and pull them out once or twice a year go to through? If I don't do that, do I give them away? That feels wrong. Do I take a picture of them and then keep that around?
What do you do with your knick knacks, especially those "small" things that hold meaning? Do you just dust regularly - and is the small window of appreciation worth keeping them out? How do you more fully make the transition away from "things"? Thanks!