What is Lagom?

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Are you overwhelmed by all the clutter in your life? Are you stressed out by your endless to-do list? Maybe you need a bit of Lagom living in your life right now. “But what is Lagom” I hear you cry?

What is Lagom Living?

The concept of minimalistic living has been sweeping the world for the past few years. But many people find it hard living with a minimal of items in our lives.

We are brought up in a society that encourages us to be constantly upgrading our technology, constantly buying this year’s fashions and constantly changing our decor. Consequently, we own far more ‘things’ than our parents and grandparents ever did and we also throw away far more. As a result, landfill sites around the globe are filling up with our endless trash.


Is the Swedish word that roughly translates as meaning “Not too much, not too little, just right”. It is a life approach that encourages balance in everything, and to be content with what we have.

Instead of hoarding or minimising everything we are encouraged to embrace frugality and thinking about the sustainability of the things that we own. Therefore Lagom means to reduce wastage, repair things rather than throw away, and recycle what we cannot reuse.

Lagom is about finding an equilibrium rather than a perfection of life. It is about finding happiness through a balanced approach to how we live, work and consume products. In my future posts, I will talk about how you can bring lagom into all sections of your life.

At the end of the day, as a planet we need to think about how sustainable our current lifestyle is. And finally, in today’s economic climate, a balanced more frugal way of living must be a good idea, right?

So, what is Lagom? Almost certainly it is the future.

What is Lagom

I would love to know your thoughts. Do comment below or contact me on social media.

Why not read how to declutter your home in this article here

Read my other articles on Lagom in The Kitchen , Declutter Your Digital Life., and  Lagom in The Bedroom

Or finding it hard to get motivated? Use my technique to get started on all those jobs you put off in Procrastination Rotation

What is Lagom

8 Replies to “What is Lagom?”

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I agree. When I had my baby we gutted the room that is now her bedroom. There were about 10 bags of old books and paper to get rid of. Most we donated or sold, but the rest went to recycle. I now try to do a room or cupboard every month to keep it all in check!

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Lots more posts in my head about how to apply this concept to all aspects of life. Thank you for the prompt. It may be a printable or ebook in the making!

  1. Jo Boyne says:

    Thank you. Lots more posts coming on this so stay tuned. I’ve just scratched the surface. And I do honestly think that it’s a brilliant way to try and be in today’s world. Thank you for your comment.

  2. Jo Boyne says:

    You sound like you are definitely living a Lagom lifestyle with your belongings. Thank you for your comment

  3. Q says:

    I hadn’t heard of Lagom before but it sounds great: simple and not greedy. A good way to live.

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Q. I certainly think so, and considering what we are going through as a planet I do think it is important to start thinking about how to live more sustainably.


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