Comprehend the true depths of your decadent consumerist lifestyle with this one weird trick!


If you stay in one apartment or house for a long time, you tend to accumulate a large number of superfluous possessions.

But it’s hard to get an idea of exactly how much stuff you have.


Moving trucks should have a weight sensor on them to tell you how many pounds of stuff you own.

This would be like a truck weigh station, only built into the moving truck itself.

Then, you could figure out how much stuff you have by just checking the dial (Figure 2).


Fig 1: A moving truck. When you fill it up with all your worldly possessions, it could tell you how much all that stuff weighs.


Fig 2: This dial would go in the dashboard, right next to the speedometer. Possibly actual weight could be reported rather than just judgmental terms.


This feature should be added to every moving van!

PROS: It’s a great way to figure out exactly how much stuff you have accumulated.

CONS: May hurt the consumer-based economy. Equipping a fleet of moving trucks with scales would add a small cost to each truck. Wouldn’t work for people who hoard extremely light items (e.g., feathers or styrofoam packing peanuts).