or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Do wealthy people have fewer possessions in their homes?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Do wealthy people have fewer possessions in their homes? - Page 4

post #46 of 68
While I don't like clutter, in terms of design I don't personally cotton to minimalism ... I prefer more than less. My heart is more after Venturi ("Less is a bore") than Mies ("Less is more"). I just prefer that everything be very well organized.
post #47 of 68
anyone here somewhat minimalist/ anti clutter while their partner is a hoarder?
post #48 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwolf View Post
anyone here somewhat minimalist/ anti clutter while their partner is a hoarder?

I'm somewhat a minimalist, but I have clutter.
post #49 of 68
My family hoards shit pretty badly. We don't have a ton of nice stuff either. It's up being a bunch of shit that no one wants to throw away because they want to waste it, even if it's just taking up space.
post #50 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by HgaleK View Post
My family hoards shit pretty badly.
Although I've had plenty of opportunity (if that's what it is) ... shit is something I've never considered hoarding.
post #51 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Carlos View Post
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 agree.

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.
post #52 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwolf View Post
anyone here somewhat minimalist/ anti clutter while their partner is a hoarder?
I've never lived with a hoarder, but I have lived with a girlfriend who was messy and generally didn't give a shit about keeping things tidy. (I think she was spoiled by the fact that we had a housekeeper). I put up with it, despite my mild OCD, because she was sexy as hell and could ride good donkey. Cheers, Don Carlitos
post #53 of 68
storage is the key. if everything has a place then you can have lots of possesions and still maintain a neat house.

one thing i cannot stand is bookshelves and sideboards full of nick nacks.
post #54 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Herbert View Post
one thing i cannot stand is bookshelves and sideboards full of nick nacks.
Oh, I especially like Arts & Crafts era bibelots ... or rather nicknacks.
post #55 of 68
I know people who are "house rich".

You walk into their beautiful homes and see little of note.

The mortgage nut is too big to have money left for good furniture or nice art.
post #56 of 68
Quote:
I've never lived with a hoarder, but I have lived with a girlfriend who was messy and generally didn't give a shit about keeping things tidy. (I think she was spoiled by the fact that we had a housekeeper). I put up with it, despite my mild OCD, because she was sexy as hell and could ride good donkey.
lol i guess hoarder is too harsh. she's not like those intervention hoarders with poo lying around the floor. "messy" would be a better description. still though she keeps things and never throws anything away. we also have help but everytime she gets ready it's like a tornado of makeup and clothes passed by my bedroom. will put up with the hot mess anyway.
post #57 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by cimabue View Post
I know people who are "house rich".

You walk into their beautiful homes and see little of note.

The mortgage nut is too big to have money left for good furniture or nice art.
I've always called that "house poor"
post #58 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by CouttsClient View Post
I've always called that "house poor"

Both terms seem to mean the same thing, according to Google.
post #59 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by cimabue View Post
Both terms seem to mean the same thing, according to Google.

Mortgage Morons?
post #60 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by cimabue View Post
Both terms seem to mean the same thing, according to Google.
Probably a regional thing
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Do wealthy people have fewer possessions in their homes?