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justineybean 09-24-2012 02:13 PM

I thought it would be neat to have a running list of reasons to minimize and live with less. :) please share your reasons/benefits of having less stuff and spending less time cramming your schedule full:

Here are the ones I could think of, in no particular order:
- better for the environment
- value what I have more
- focus less on material things
- focus more on what's important -- family, health, happiness
- spend less time cleaning up
- spend more time outdoors
- save $$$
- what we do have is better quality and will last longer


elizabeth.scalf 09-24-2012 02:21 PM

Re: Reasons to live with less
Easier to find stuff!
Less time organizing.

lalaith 09-24-2012 04:35 PM

More money to buy quality items
Easier to pack and move.

redsonja 09-24-2012 04:48 PM

Re: Reasons to live with less
less stress
less chores

abunchoflemons 09-24-2012 04:56 PM

Re: Reasons to live with less
If u move less stuff to pack.

elizabeth.scalf 09-24-2012 05:38 PM

Re: Reasons to live with less
More imagination for the kids
More space around the house to play and spread out on the floors, etc.
Visually appealing

hibiscus869 09-24-2012 06:35 PM

I think you appreciate what you have and take care of it better when you don't have a lot of duplicates.

smores 09-25-2012 10:23 AM

Re: Reasons to live with less
I know it's been said, but cleaning is so much easier! Easier to dust, easier to move stuff around.

Makes your house look bigger :lol:

Have a better idea of what you have - you don't forget about things you bought and then remember after you've bought another

You buy nicer, more quality stuff

You spend more time living and less time worried about stuff

Fashionably Green Baby 09-25-2012 10:28 AM

Re: Reasons to live with less
More space
Less stress
Easier cleanup

cherylchoo 09-25-2012 11:34 AM

Re: Reasons to live with less
My mantra is "People, not Things." That pretty much is my driving factor to try to live more minimally.

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