Besides our “30 day rule” (check out How to combat the urge to buy stuff) we also have another rule to keep things in da house simple. For every new item purchased we have to get rid of two things. This naturally doesn’t apply in groceries. The things don’t have to be from the same category so for example yesterday I got some new clothes and now I’m passing some books and baking moulds on.
It’s a brilliant way to keep things to a minimum and it also encourages to think twice before shopping anything. And may I say I’m in trouble after getting seven (!!) new pieces of garment! I’ve only figured out eight items to get rid of so next I’ll be checking the attic… Which brings me to another issue but more about that next time.