Stay Minimalist By Donating, Selling, Or Throwing Out One Item For Every New Possession You Acquire

Know this: your environment is either creating clarity or complexity. Stay minimalist by throwing out or donating one item for every new thing you acquire. Algorithms We Live By offers guidance on what to throw out: Least Recently Used (LRU). The protocol means “evicting the item that’s gone the longest untouched.” When it comes to the usefulness of our possessions—sentimental items aside—the algorithm teaches: “Sometimes the best guide to the future is a mirror image of the past.”

Source: Ben Meer