One of the first steps when adopting a hygge / minimal lifestyle is purging the excess. This excess is applicable to all facets of our lives, but the area that is typically assessed first is the physical possessions within the confines of our living areas.
There is a helpful question to ask yourself when it boils down to whether or not something should be kept and is valued.
Would I buy it again at the same price?
Take a look around the room that you are currently in.
Now picture that room completely empty.
How many of the items that you currently own, would you buy all over again at the same price point that you paid initially to put back into that room? You now have the unique advantage of having “test drove” everything that you own.
You can utilize this process for each and every object that you own if need be. I would not base your decision on what to purge and what to keep solely on this process, but it is a good way to really assess the value that you place on the items that you own. If you can look at what you own and say that I would absolutely buy everyone of these items all over again, that is fantastic. If you say that you would not repurchase a single thing, that is fantastic as well. What you are looking for is an honest assessment of what you deem valuable and useful.
Oftentimes, seeing an object for the first time in a store window will invoke false feelings of desire and need. Impulse decisions more often than not lead to regret later, a buyer’s remorse of sorts. Even purchases that were not made on impulse, but were thoroughly researched and contemplated can disappoint after the fact.