You learn a lot about yourself when planning for your home’s interiors. Sometimes, when you want less, you exert more effort because you know you have to make do with only so little. You have to keep only the essentials. Take out the trash. Acquiring more is oftentimes easier. You just have to think of another empty nook or cranny that will submit to the new occupant. And there will always be room for more. But how much more does one really need? When it comes down to the barest essentials, it takes an enormous effort to make that list. Once it’s done, you realize how little you really need. And you stop writing. You have to. Fold up that list and put the pen down. And keep thoughts of curious distractions away. Not even if it’s on sale. Except maybe, if it’s a 99-peso paperback.