Tag: Cut the Clutter

How can I take better care of my belongings?

As we’re preparing to leave Japan after almost three months, getting ready to pack our bags, I find myself reflecting on the belongings we have with us, those we left behind, and the day we arrived in Osaka.

We got off the bus with our small backpacks and began walking down the road. Most people were struggling with heavy suitcases and multiple bags. As we continued on foot to a cheap restaurant where we could spend a few hours before our check-in, we passed a small trolley, probably belonging to a homeless person, impeccably organised. Expensive executive bags with specialty pockets and zippers and organising inserts would not come close to the precision with which the owner of this trolley had carefully stored their few possessions. An assortment of neatly stacked books. A row of well-organised toiletries.

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Do you have too many clothes?

Laundry has never been one of my favourite tasks. And what leads to laundry piling up and getting out of hand?

My diagnosis: TOO MANY CLOTHES.

The hamper is full. You should really do a load of washing.
But your wardrobe is jam-packed.
Which is more tempting? Grabbing something already washed and folded? Or washing the things you need to?

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