*Side note: This search for less was actually prompted by the first move Dave and I did together. He would always say to me, "We have so much STUFF!" but I would look around at our seemingly bare apartment and say, "No way, we totally don't". It wasn't until we spent 14 hours that day moving our stuff without stopping that I said to myself, "We have way too much stuff."
I was so intrigued by the minimalist lifestyle and found myself constantly researching it and reading about it and one day I thought to myself, "If I'm so interested in this, why can't I do it?" The answer was, I hadn't made the conscious effort to try.
Lately there's been a bunch of videos and articles I've come across all over the internet, including Facebook where I've seen so many posts about how we should be spending our time and money on experiences, rather than stuff to fill our already overflowing homes. I have always felt this way, especially about travel. To me, travel and experiences are the one thing that I really have no problem spending money on. Yes, it's hard to part with thousands of dollars, but I would make the same decision to spend it on travel and experience over and over again without regret.
Below are a couple of videos that I've found were good introductions to this lifestyle that really made me stop and think, "What am I doing? Why do I have so much stuff? Why are my surroundings so cluttered?" Have a look and tell me what you think. I'll be writing some posts in the upcoming future about the actions I've taken to personally declutter my home, my surroundings, and my life.
I personally love the quote that ends this next video...