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 …

Setting limits

It's fairly easy to discern the difference between things you dislike, are broken or ugly from those things you really really love. But what about the fuzzy gray zone of stuff in between - stuff that you think you might want but you are not sure? This is where limit setting becomes useful. Instead of …

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 …