People benefit from owning fewer possessions. It may be hard to let off some of your possessions, but the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.
- Less to clean. Cleaning of a chore most do not look forward to. Cleaning things that you have no emotional attachment to or simply dislike is even more of a chore. Less to clean means less stress.
- Less to organize. Finding things you own instantly becomes easier. It is easier to move around your home and enjoy the space have when things are no longer in the way.
- Less stress. Looking at clutter produces stress. Looking at the home you love reduces it.
- Less debt. Buying fewer things means less time spent shopping and more money in your wallet, savings accounts, and lower credit card debt.
- More freedom from financial worries. Almost 60% of American households live paycheck to paycheck (Most of those also carry credit card debt.) Pairing a more minimalist lifestyle with decluttering will help you build up savings for those unexpected emergencies we all face.
- More energy to pursue your passions. Once you break the cycle of “Keeping up with the Joneses,” you will have more financial freedom, less debt, and a home that does not take so long to clean and maintain.
- A Happier You. Having the time and money to pursue your passions will make you happier.