Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why have I kept that?”
Ever looked round your home and asked, are my belongings helping or overwhelming me?
Then this book is for you.
I have spent ten years in other people’s cupboards. A thousand homes, millions of belongings, and all those people reacting in their own way to their stuff.
This book is an effort to unpack some of the larger themes that make the work occasionally amazing and occasionally unwieldly, but always poignant. The stories in this book are real, though names have been changed and narratives merged, and some specific details altered to maintain confidentiality.
It may make you reflect upon your own relationship with your possessions, and if it does, that is great and may be the reason you were drawn to this book. You can perhaps be reassured that you are not alone in feeling conflicted about letting stuff go.