This article popped up in my facebook newsfeed – There a word for buying books and not reading them. And it got me thinking about the things people buy but do not use.
Tsundoku : Oku means to do something and leave it for and tsunde means to stack things.
Could this term TSUNDOKU also refer to other common items bought as displays of status? ( or great intention?)
Here are some of my favourites:
- Thermomix/ magic bullet – overpriced paperweight that gives the illusion of healthy, homemade cooking.
- Exercise bike/ treadmill – glorified towel rack that could keep you fit, if used.
- Cookbooks – the promise of being the next Masterchef.
- Fancy dinnerware – for that special occasion
- Guest towels/ soaps/ linen – cause we all run a B&B
- Store cards – the one with the most wins
What items in your home have been bought and never used? Why do you still have them? No judgement here, just want you to have a moment and be mindful of what you have and why you have it.