These images, taken by the young Swedish photographer Sannah Kvist, seem to bear that out—snapshots of Millennials surrounded by all of their worldly possessions, which generally occupy no more than the corner of a room. The “All I Own” series stems from Kvist’s personal struggle with consumerism: “I had lived for 23 years when I took the photo of me and everything I owned and thought it was a sad collection of junk I’ve managed to buy,” she tells Co.Design. Similarly, the friends and acquaintances she has photographed since then have been amazed by “how much shit they actually owned.” (If you’ve moved recently, you’re probably familiar with that feeling.) “I think most people actually got an eye-opener when they built the piles.”

Pictures Of Millennials With Everything They Own (And It Isn’t Much)

Understands Tumblr. Will move. 

I think we should all have a go at this exercise. Less is more is an idea that has been forgotten. Two years ago I had to move my workspace of sixteen years into a much smaller space. I ended up throwing quite a bit if stuff away. It was a cathartic experience and one I wish I had done years ago.