I’m constantly struggling to balance conflicting desires. I love stuff but hate clutter, not to mention waste and the environmental damage caused by consumerism. I know it’s a challenge for all of us, and lists of awesome stuff to buy don’t exactly help.
For myself, I try to concentrate on buying the things I actually need – not just whatever tickles my fancy – and where possible, using my purchase to support small business. I bought digital subscriptions to my favourite knitting magazines, because while I don’t need the patterns and have even given away my decades-spanning archives, it’s vitally important to me that those magazines should stay in print. I don’t need stuff; but I do need creators, of all kinds, to make a living.