Have you heard of Kapskam? It is the Swedish word for “shame of buying.” The Swedes believe that buying excessive quantities of “stuff” or “stuff” you don’t need is ecologically irresponsible.
Recently I have been thinking about my carbon footprint and I resonated with the concept of Kopskam. The clothing industry alone produces more carbon emissions than all international flights, according to the United Nations. The clothing industry wants you to buy, buy, buy but to look and feel your best you don’t need an excessive wardrobe; you need a well-planned wardrobe that works for you.
When a client and I are finished working on one of their project I tell them if they want to maintain the order we have created, they need to stop bringing more “stuff” into their home or home office. I also suggest that they begin to develop a minimalist lifestyle.
A minimalist lifestye will:
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Problem: Edna’s closets were overcrowded because she kept buying new clothes and accessories and linens but never donated or discarded any of the old “stuff.”
Solution: We purged the linen closet of all the worn-out sheets and discolored towels. We discarded expired products and contained toiletries and small items in clear plastic bins. We discarded outdated and worn clothes and accessories and contained belts and scarves in clear plastic bins.
Result: Edna could easily find what she needed and could get out the door in the morning more quickly and more grounded and focused.
Testimonial: "We thought we could declutter by ourselves but we quickly realized it was more work than we anticipated. A friend told us about Bobbie. She was a lifesaver!"
Bobbie has been helping residents of Bucks, Montgomery, and Mercer Counties to de-clutter their homes and home offices since 2015.