• Ethical living

    Beyond decluttering

    Why do we declutter? Decluttering has caught much attention recently. It is often related to one way of dealing with minimalist living. It is the way to sort, organize, and let go of things. Undoubtedly, the outputs are significant. We come to a more organized life, a cleaner space, and a more qualified life. Nevertheless, what happens after we decluttered, donated, or threw out the things? Before we answer all that question, we need to reflect on why do we declutter? The root of the issue comes from consumerism, in which people are constantly being exposed and persuaded to prompt impulsive and reactive buying behaviors (Ruskin & Schor, 2005). Consumerism…