So really, how much stuff do you use in a year, not counting reuse of the same thing?
Did you know that average American home has between 200,000-300,000 items in it? And we wonder why we cannot find stuff, talk about an inventory control problem!
So, again, what do I really need (NOT WANT)?
I thought about it and realized, not much, was even less before we had kids.
One couple spent a year going through ALL belongs, room by room. They dated each item. If the item had not been used in 365 days, they let it go. This was their 365 day rule. Sounds bloody marvelous.
Their only exception is heirlooms--of which they sorted through and chose their favorites. Rather than keeping all 107 childhood books, they kept 10, and so on.
Most that choose to downsize this drastically do it to more to a tiny home. My closest comparison is moving continents, but I know I left a trail of possessions in my path as well.
The more full my life gets, the more things to get done, the more a tiny home appeals to me. Does anyone else feel the same?
What is your motivation for making life more simple and streamlined?
Whatever the reason, don't give up, go for it!
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This tiny home is always spurring me to learn more about skylights. More on that next week.
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!