To us, it is definitely a healthy obsession – why?
= less time needed to maintain it.
= less time needed to clean the space that holds it.
= less money spent.
= less meaningless options.
= less stress.
= more time for things that matter.
= more joy.
<to name a few>
Yes, this is extreme and it is a journey to get to this stage. We would not recommend you throwing out your entire life’s possessions at one go. It takes a deep understanding of why you are doing it and it ought to be a lifestyle that you choose. But trust me, it is a rewarding journey and it feels oh so liberating to own and maintain less (we are not there yet but we have started somewhere).
Here’s another article to inspire you, as you take a look at Japan’s obsession with minimalism.
As a start for our home (as we do want to host small groups of family/friends once in awhile);
– we will have at most 4 sets of kitchen cutlery and plates.
– we won’t own a sofa (at least for now).
– we are constantly culling our wardrobe.
– we both own less than 20 pairs of footwear (including slippers).
– 99% of our music is digital.
But we still have loads of stuff we do not need.
We hope to bring you all along this journey as well. Let’s inspire one another!