Paleo organizing and decluttering

Regular readers of my monthly newsletter (you can subscribe right here if you’d like) know that I moved over the summer. It’s been a humbling experience to realize once more that decluttering is a process not an event. And a tough one at that. As a friend told me, “I used to say oh, moving’s terrible, when I heard someone was moving. After my own move, I realized, oh, moving’s TERRIBLE.”

One of my newsletter readers put me in touch with the author of this marvelous essay by Tom Prugh, reprinted here with his permission. I love the idea of seeing the whole thing paleo style, holding onto our stuff much as our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have. Which is to say, thinking long and hard before keeping something because you’d have to carry it wherever you next moved to. Of course, we don’t actually have to physically carry each item we own on a daily basis anymore, but my move reminded me once again that sometimes we do. And it’s heavy, and we don’t need most of it and it takes time, energy and vast sums of money to shift it all from one place to the next.World Watch essay_0001

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