Curated simplicity

On a recent Sunday, I found myself sitting on my bed, surrounded by small bottles of perfumes, creams, and soaps I had pilfered from various hotels. Agonising over what should stay and what should go, I put them into ever-smaller piles.

Finally, irritated, and bored but filled with fear that I might one day need a tiny-sized shampoo bottle, I moved them (wholesale and once again jumbled) into the bathroom cabinet, promising this time that I’d make a point of using them all. 

With next to no space for my collection of travel toiletries, why didn’t I just throw them away? What made me

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