Originally Posted by Don Carlos
I've noticed that clutter, at least as it occurs in my life, is often a result of just not having enough storage space for all the little shit that accumulates over the years. Certainly a restrained approach to buying shit is the most proactive and effective clutter-reducing technique. But additionally, adding more storage space really does help. Bear in mind that you can't just hoard shit in there, though. The act of putting something away should carry with it the intellectual exercise of figuring out when and why, if ever, you'll pull it back out. If you can't think of a reason, to the dump or goodwill it goes.
I'm single so it's easier for me to minimize clutter, but every time i've moved I've thrown more things out. Right now, pretty much everything I own gets used, except for books that sit on the shelf that I haven't looked at since I first read them, but whatever.
I don't buy random garbage and don't understand people that hoard all sorts of junky little trinkets.