At Formex last week, the main theme was Nordic Neat and there was a lot of talk about de-cluttering your home, creating a better order and more neatness. And boy am I into that at the moment! With the closing of the store and moving to Malmö, we are really trying to sell or give away as much as possible of our things.
It has been very interesting to realize how many things you tend to save, even when you don’t love it, need it or even care about. We have so many things at home, just considered “good enough for now” or “why not, it might come in handy some time”, but now we are clearing out all of them and keeping the things we really like and use. It is a lot of hard work, and it takes a lot of energy choosing what to keep, clearing out old book keeping folders and so on. But it is such a relief!
We are trying not to throw that much stuff away, it is such a waste of resources. We’ve been able to sell a lot using Facebook and Blocket (the biggest online “flea market” in Sweden), and we will also give a lot to charity. Hopefully someone else will make better use of them. This really makes for a brand new fresh start when we are moving next week, and I’m so excited and so looking forward to getting settled in Malmö!
One of the things that definitely would be kept if I had it is this felt organizer with leather strings. Perfect to collect all those small things that you always have lying around, like keys, headphones, charger for your phone, spare change…
How do you feel about this? Do you have regular clean outs of your cupboards, wardrobe and office? And do you think it is worthwhile to have fewer things, but instead really making sure you love them?