While there was no literal translation of Hygge, it generally meant a cosy lifestyle. But now there’s this Swedish lifestyle kid on the block. Meet Lagom (pronounce la, like far and gom, like Tom.) Lagom is the Goldilocks of lifestyles, and generally means, “not too much, not too little. Just right.” So, if you want to get it “just right”, follow the guide to Lagom below.
Zero waste doesn’t mean producing or consuming nothing. It’s about carefully and intentionally designing, producing, and consuming without waste as an end product.
“We make less waste and eventually when we can shift the way manufactures design and create stuff (and we have the infrastructure to recover) then we will live in a circular economy (zero waste) and that word zero will actually mean zero. Until then, do your best, start small, and voice your consumer opinion! Change won’t happen until we speak up and use our consumer power as much as we can.”
This infographic demonstrates some of the reasons we hoard, how it affects us and why we should declutter. There are also some handy tips on how best to organize.
We’re all guilty of hoarding a mixture of clutter over time that we just don’t sort out or throw away and actually don’t realise how much space in your home it takes up! Whether its books, papers, children’s toys and more it all builds up and not doubt at some point you’re going to have to clean it up. If cleaning is not your forté though and you’re in need of a little motivation to spur you on, check this infographic to help you to get started and beat your clutter in a month.
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Infographic by CustomMade
“My greatest skill in life has been to want but little.”
– Henry David Thoreau, Walden
In today’s world, the average individual is likely to have more stuff than at any previous time in history. It can be difficult, in a society focused on conspicuous consumption, to follow the siren song of simplicity. But a growing movement known as minimalism shows us that living well with less isn’t just possible—it can be highly rewarding.
Take the next step in decluttering your home by playing a round of the minimalist game and share your experiences on Twitter and Instagram or any other social media platform using the #MinsGame hashtag.
This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.
Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people living in tiny houses. For around five years she was traveling the world and filming these segments.