“It’s quite illuminating how little we actually need to keep ourselves alive: a simple shelter, clothing to regulate our body temperature, water, food, a few containers, and some cooking implements. (If this is all you own, you can stop reading now; if not, join the rest of os, and press on!)
Beyond the bare essentials are items not necessary to survival, but still very useful: beds, sheets, laptops, tea kettle, combs, pens, staplers, lamps, books, plates, forks, sofas, extension cords, hammers, screwdrivers, whisks – you get the picture. Anything you use often, and which truly adds value to your life, is a welcome part of a minimalist household.”
Fra “The joy of less – a minimalist living guide” af Francine Jay.