I have discovered part of the problem of my cluttering disease. It’s a affliction called – TTONRO – The Theory Of Never Running Out.
It starts at an early age. It’s why you always have to have three pairs of pyjamas. One to wear, one for the wash and one for best, in case you have to go into hospital in a rush.
It is the direct opposite to the Japanese theory of just in time – TTOJIT. That has you living on the edge, ever in fear of running out.
The path in between the two approaches is what leads to excess. It explains a lot. It is why you have cupboards. Cupboards are to store all the things you don’t need right now. Most of the time you don’t need many things, hence all the cupboards!
But there is a problem with cupboards. When they are not full you need more stuff, just in case you run out of anything. And when they are full, you need more cupboards.
That’s TTONRO for you. Funny the little thoughts you wake up with sometimes😀