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Zero Waste

How to Practice Simplicity

Simplicity takes practice and it IS a practice in being more conscious. Asking these questions helps:

  • Why do I need this?

  • How will I use this?

  • Can I do without it?

  • Is it beautiful?

  • Is it inspiring?

  • Does this item provide real value to me?

  • Where am I going to put it?

  • Do I already have something similar?

  • Does this belong?

  • Do the materials align with my values? (wood/ glass/ stainless steel/ natural fabric)

Clearing clutter makes everything else more real and precious. There are many resources that can help you do that, here are two excellent ones:


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui: Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever

Buyarchy of Needs--this infographic and article is a great reminder of things to avoid buying something you need!

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