18 Mar 2015

How much is too much?

Today, I decided that my wardrobe and chest of drawers needed a bit of a clean out, because half of my clothes end up on the floor because there's no where else to put them. Also, the large majority of my clothes are second hand (as mentioned in my last post), and I'm beginning to feel like I have been given a style instead of getting to create my own. (yeah, yeah, 1st world problems) So, to try to make a point to my mum that she needs to take me shopping, I gave away all the clothes/shoes that I don't want or fit and I ended up with...


I mean, you could view this one of two ways. On the one hand, I have really generous (and tall) friends who are nice enough to think of me when they grow out of their own clothes. Or, I have so many clothes that I never get to pick my own unless I buy them (and I'm not very good at finding cheap clothes). I don't know - maybe it's a bit of both.

I'm going shopping this Friday to replace some of the clothes I gave away, but I'm beginning to think that maybe I have too much stuff. I mean, compared to 3rd world countries, yeah, we must all be like millionaires or something. I'm just talking about in general.

In my bedroom alone I have a laptop, an Ipod, a mobile, a bookshelf full of books I don't read, and a $3000 clarinet. When I emptied my wardrobe today, I still had lots of clothes hanging up. My drawers suffered a bit more of a loss, but I still have some clothes in there.

It just seemed a bit weird that we have this much stuff, and some people don't even have somewhere to live! I can't really explain it properly, but it just dawned on me exactly ho much stuff I have.

So, I pose the question - which is probably rhetorical, but whatever - 'How Much Is Too Much?'
Do you have heaps of stuff you need to get rid of, or have you recently had a massive clean out like me? Let me know down in the comments!

Lots of love, Little Robin



  1. Don't worry! I had a huge clear out of just 2 of my tiny draws! Between those tiny drawers they filled up 9 and a half bags!!

  2. Wow! Good for you! I'm a bit of a horder when it comes to books, so i never get rid of them! I really should:)

    1. thank you! I tend to hold on to books because they were my mum's or they're books from when I was, like, three and I'm too attached to get rid of them!