Consumer Culture & Decluttering - Emma Gleeson

Consumer Culture & Decluttering - Emma Gleeson

Update: 2019-10-14
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Emma Gleeson is a professional declutterer with a background in fashion. The research she did into the psychology of consuming things makes this episode an interesting one! We chatted about a whole host if things including:


  • How Emma came to work as a sustainable advocate.

  • The psychology behind why we buy things and why it makes us feel good.

  • How Emma's approach to decluttering works.

  • Where things should go when you're letting go of them.

  • Why we find it hard to part with some "sticky" items.

  • Dealing with stuff on specific holidays.

  • Organizing your children's toys.

  • Decluttering your wardrobe.

  • Tips for your mental health while decluttering.

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Information Resources Mentioned:


  1. Zygmunt Bauman - Liquid Modernity.

  2. Hedonic Treadmill.

  3. Alain de Botton - Status Anxiety (Book).

  4. Naomi Klein - No Logo (Book).

  5. Lucy Siegle - To Die For (Book).

  6. Kate Fletcher - Sustainable Fashion Researcher & Writer (Local Wisdom Project).

 


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Consumer Culture & Decluttering - Emma Gleeson

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