Less stuff might allow us to be a little more nimble during a move. We might be able to choose a smaller home that costs less to own + less to heat or cool. We might need less furniture to store stuff. We might have more time to take a walk or notice the light rather than cleaning or organizing.
I love beautiful things, but I don't need to own all of the beautiful things. There is nothing like a little space to allow the beauty of simple things to shine. One lovely pair of pajamas to slip on each morning over the tank that I sleep in is luxurious. A couple of modestly sized, white pumpkins provide seasonal cheer. Beauty can be a most suitable companion of less.
So, how can we go about finding "enough"? It would be wonderful if there were some sort of list that would satisfy. As it stands, each of us will find that we come to different conclusions. Our circumstances differ. Our desires differ too. Our "enough" may change with time, age, family make-up, living situations, work requirements, weather, location, or any number of other factors. We must experiment.
What we do with our knowledge of "enough" will differ too. We may decide to scale back to our newly found basics in order to pay off debt or save toward a goal. We may live with layers of extra padding, but find rest in our knowledge. We may live with what we have knowing that it will last a long while. We may share our excess with unfettered joy. We may sheer ourselves away from life as we know it + realign ourselves toward a newfound freedom.
Less moves us toward freedom in any case. Come.
Find our experiments with less in the kitchen here: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06.
Re-evaluating the more-than-enough.
Moving forward with "enough" in mind.