How to Declutter Like an Economist

sunk costs and how to declutter like an economist.

How do you declutter like an economist? Consider the reality of sunk costs. There’s a problem a lot of people have when they declutter: they think too much about the money they spent on the items they are getting rid of. It feels like a huge waste to give away all those craft supplies — […]

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How to Make a Pillow Out of Placemats

make a placemat pillow

Make a pillow out of placemats or other fabric that’s “too precious” to use. One of our wedding presents was a beautiful set of block-printed placemats. They’re white linen stamped with red geometric patterns. They were a stunning, thoughtful gift from a family I stayed with while I did an internship at a newspaper in […]

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How to Declutter Craft Supplies the KonMari Way

Can you declutter craft supplies the KonMari way? Let’s find out. Affiliate links included for your convenience. I had a bone to pick with Marie Kondo. Everyone was reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the instant classic that made KonMari a household word. Her advice about getting rid of things that don’t bring you […]

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