Stuffocation’ means exactly what you think it means – it is the idea that we are suffocating ourselves with ‘stuff’. We have become so tied up in a culture of materialism that we are overwhelmed with things. We are drawn into a cycle where we work hard so that we can afford to buy things, to keep up with the Joneses, to acquire more and more, bigger and better. But having everything we thought we wanted isn’t making us happier.
Although I hate labels, I do class myself as a minimalist. Not an extreme minimalist like these guys, but minimalist nonetheless. I don’t like ‘stuff’. I can tell you exactly where everything I own is kept. I like to have a few empty cupboards. I don’t have a junk drawer. I banned asked my friends andRead more about Lessons from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up[…]