it’s true what they say… the more stuff you own, the more your stuff owns you. that’s why those who live a minimalist lifestyle have more time on their hands for other things in life. it was this benefit that utlimately led to our decision to become minimalist.
the journey began memorial day weekend cleaning out my garage. while cleaning, i became frustrated with the fact that i spent an entire morning cleaning/sorting our belongings rather than playing with my 5-year old son. at that moment, we decided to downsize our lives and live a more minimalist lifestyle.
since then, we have found that living with fewer possessions means that all our belongings have a standard place where they belong which makes cleaning a snap. additionally, i spend less time searching for keys, shoes, and bills that need to be paid. we know where all of our belongings are and where to return them when we are done with them.
which leaves me with more time for my children… and if that’s not reason enough, then nothing is.