Saturday, June 24, 2017
Buy One, RetireTwo
Subtitle: Life/ Stuff/ Possession simplification continues
Oh No you Didn't
Friends will know that Marcus and Agata recently made an agonising move from Lausanne Switzerland to Warwickshire England.
Before moving, in fact for a period of over 1 year we went through a:
Please don't buy anything you really don't need
pre-move strategy. Since we wanted to limit what we would eventually move, and that we absolutely hate duplication and excess (though of course backups are not only required but expected)
So the absolute worst is:
- You pack lots of stuff
- You painstakingly move it, little by little to England
- When in England you realise some items are in excess, obsolete, so you have to dispose of them now, not earlier
So above Marcus has: The trail shoes I have been saving, so I will use them instead of buying a replacement pair
On the right the 3 set of shoes (2 Marcus and 1 Agata) marked for the recycling Centre.
New Rule: Buy One, Retire Two
So the new (sub) rule is
- Buy one new thing, and discard 2 Worn out things, example Trail running shoes
- But ideally, don't buy anything until the old excessive numbers of your old things, example shoes, wears out.
Our continued mantra for life in 2017, no just when we are moving house is:
Simplify Your Life
Reduce the Number of your Possessions
Don't be led by Fashion or Fad
This leads to a less stressed, lower cost, more environmentally friendly form of living. It is a happier way to be.