Decluttering: Komono (Part 1)

What Marie Kondo addressed in her book as "komono" (in Japanese: miscellaneous) is the source of most clutter in our homes. It is the small, uncategorized objects that hang around without much consideration. For me, there are two areas that needed work: paper and plastic bags. i. Paper clutter. I work as a lecturer, so during … Continue reading Decluttering: Komono (Part 1)

What does Minimalism have to do with addiction?

When you start on a journey towards a more organized life, it is okay to start from your home, where an average person spends the most of their lives (if you're like me, though, it is well above average). And once you stop being crazy about cleaning and organizing, you can have lots of free … Continue reading What does Minimalism have to do with addiction?

Experience over things: the case of museums and malls

Yesterday I went to the natural history museum in Ankara. I live in Ankara for eight years-on and off- but never really thought natural history museum was worth a visit. It's funny because I love biology, paleoanthropolgy and most definitely I love geology and stones (I have a small collection of semi-precious stones and have … Continue reading Experience over things: the case of museums and malls

Decluttering & Simplifying Digital Space

Well, you all know the feeling when you search for a digital document, you look everywhere in your computer, and everything is such a mess you end up with frustration. "I just had it somewhere" clogs your productivity in such a way that you cannot even start a task sometimes. And welcome procrastination. It hit … Continue reading Decluttering & Simplifying Digital Space