Originally Posted by Uncontrol
Why is it a good idea, though? I mean, I can understand the philosophy behind buying less but better. But buying less just to buy less? And getting rid of things you already have? Unless those are items you already dislike, I don't really understand it.
Well, the goal is to be able to travel light and not have a bunch of stuff I don't really need. I like to move at least every couple of years, or at least, just be ready and able to do so easily should an opportunity come up.
And on your second point, actually most of what I'm getting rid of is stuff I dislike. I've been slowly purging a lot of mall brand crap I used to have (save for H&M, for which I still make an exception).
But I remember the end of my freshman year of college when I was able to pack everything I owned into my old 528e. I had maybe
two pairs of shoes, but probably it was just one. Now I have like 12 or 13, which isn't necessarily bad, but does sometimes strike me as kind of ridiculous.
So yeah I want to buy less and better, but I also want to include "more versatile" in my definition of "better" so I can do more with less.
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