Goodbye, Things


Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert. He’s just a regular guy who was stressed at work, insecure, and constantly comparing himself to others – until one day he decided to throw away everything he didn’t feel like he truly needed, including books, clothes, musical instruments, furniture and gadgets. While this process wasn’t easy, the benefits were instantaneous and absolutely remarkable: without all his stuff, Sasaki finally felt true freedom, peace of mind, and a new kind of happiness. ‘Goodbye, Things’ explores why we measure our worth by the things we own and how minimalism will not only transform our space but truly enrich our lives.

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‘Meet the new king of decluttering’ – The Times
‘Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki’ – Parade

‘There’s happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be – miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks – I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things’

Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down – so he started to get rid of it.

In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules – discard it if you haven’t used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love – that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.

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Weight 0.217 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.6 cm









179.9 (edition:23)


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