“A smaller amount of; not as much” says the dictionary. When we are decluttering we often ask the question “Do I love it?” or “Is it useful?” as a basis to decide what should stay or go? This in itself may not be ENOUGH. I feel we need to embrace the notion of “less” in order to streamline and organise our homes. Less is such a little word but one that I have been thinking more and more on recently. I want to take a peek from a few different angles and invite you to join me.
Yikes - stats from a couple of years ago show that the UK sent more than 10 million items of furniture to landfill. Whilst some of these pieces have a very short life due to the low quality materials used, many could have been saved, restored and repaired. It’s a similar story with clothing. In 2017 there were some 235 million pieces which were discarded to waste. It doesn't have to be this way. I am very keen on re-using stuff and keeping things in action as long as possible