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There is a great TV show filmed in BC called Consumed. Each episode follows a different family consumed by clutter. The host, Jill Pollack, gets them to pack up all their crap for a month. The stuff gets sent to a warehouse while the family lives on the basics for 30 days. Some of the things they get to keep are : a bowl each, a cup each, plus a suitcase of clothes each. Most of them go crazy with all the extra space in their homes. Their first instincts are to clean all the newly exposed areas. At the end of the month the family visits the warehouse to decide what to keep. My husband actually worked, years ago, with one of the people the show helped. So if you can get a hold of an episode or two, please watch them. It’s awesome. They go where many shows won’t, like suggesting houses shouldn’t need a bunch of stuff in it to be a home.


“It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.” – Henry David Thoreau

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. ~Author Unknown


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


One thought on “Consumed

  1. OMG. How can we get on this show? I CANNOT get my husband to get rid of his stuff (though I have) and I am the one overwhelmed by the clutter. I think this might actually work with him! I have to check this out!!

    Posted by Jennifer | July 6, 2012, 1:42 pm

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