Collecting Knick Knacks


I was never a big shopper or fond of collecting stuff. I always bought in moderation and decluttered seasonly. But after reading blogs on minimalism and sinking deeper into the concept i realized that i wasn’t a minimalist afterall. I loved buying knick knacks on any trip of mine. I felt that whatever was the speciality of that region must be bought in forms on knicks knacks to bring back home. I would buy shot glasses, decorative things, paper holder, match boxes, magnets etc. This would be a way to tell people where all we visited with stories around it.

But now its a completely different me. I still buy the special things but things that i can use and enjoy. For instance we went to Sri lanka and i decided to buy lots of Dilmah Tea. Whenever my husband and I have time to drink tea together at home we always have the Dilmah tea as it feels very special to do so. It feels so much better that buying a shot glass which i will never use and can barely see and hardly enjoy.

Recently we went for a wedding function and the family had organized for a “personalized” giveaway which included a wall hanging which included your photograph , a small clock & the meaning of your name. It was all assembled on the spot. I opted out of taking that give-away back home. The earlier me would have happily taken that home.

I feel so free from the silly knick knacks that can take more breathing space away than clothes. Although thats another area which needs regular de-cluttering. The best part is that i can never imagine going back to be that person who used to collect knick knacks.

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9 Responses to Collecting Knick Knacks

  1. Aman Gupta says:

    I do the same thing. I think I will take your advice and buy things I will use. Makes more sense 🙂 btw merry Xmas and a very happy new year!

  2. Pooja says:

    oh we love dilma too…

  3. Pooja says:

    Dilmah! i meant

  4. nabha says:

    Hey,
    Thats a good idea. My reason for not buying that shot glass has always been the fact that i ll have to make sure it is dust free in whichever part of the house it will get stuck in.

    Allergies can make you clutter free too 🙂

  5. Shop Detective says:

    Buy all the shot glasses and give them to me next time you meet me.

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