Life after Low buy – my January/February shopping escapades …

Life after Low buy – my January/February shopping escapades …

Let's start with a short summary: In 2020 I decided to do a Low Buy Year, setting up some rules and at the same time providing my inner shopaholic with some loopholes – like a € 50 book-buying budget. While I failed a few times and wasn't always satisfied with my efforts, overall I enjoyed [...]

Decluttering: What to do with sentimental items

Decluttering: What to do with sentimental items

Mementos, memorabilia, sentimental stuff – we all got it. And sometimes it’s hard – maybe even impossible – to let go. Growing up with grandparents who were the embodiment of the postwar generation’s “Let’s keep that just in case”, I know the drama. There’s the “just in case” factor that still weighs heavy on me [...]