I constantly push for purging your things. In fact, my contract with clients states you must be willing to purge when I come to your home. It’s the only way to get organized. Otherwise, you are rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
Wait, you say. Can I buy more stuff? Yes! But there is a caveat. When you shop, be mindful of what you buy. Buy things that mean something to you — and realize you have a lifetime to do it. You don’t have to decorate your living room all at once.
For example, I go to the Visual Art Exchange auction every year to buy art. I could have bought cheap posters to fill the walls when I moved in. Instead, I buy one or two things from the VAE auction — and they are not million dollar pieces. They speak to me, and it supports the local arts.
Meaningful can also be something from trips to remind you of the great memories. Buy one or two great items — quality over quantity.
Lately, I’ve been into green because of my company’s name. So I have bought a few green things for my desk and my purse. But they mean something to me. And I did not go crazy. It’s four items that remind me I am proud of my business.
And this is where it ends. I won’t buy dozens of green things — aust a few that have meaning.