Stockpiling

How much stuff do you keep just in case? Keeping a few spares makes perfect sense if you suddenly remember a friends birthday and you don't want to have to rush out and buy a card, but what if it's ten years worth of extra stuff? Over the past few months I have discovered a …

How many books?

How many books should one keep? Minimalmark has just ten but I don't think I could ever get there! When we last moved house I had seventeen boxes of books - and 95 percent were mine even though I hadn't bought any fiction books for the last twelve years, and I don't keep fiction books …

The Big Purge

“Really, how much stuff does one really need?” I muttered to myself in exasperation as I carted the 145th box up the stairs of my new home. It all started out so innocently, years ago, when as a university student I starting compiling lists of things I wanted such as a camera and a matching …