It seems like the majority of people are realizing that less is more, and a minimalist lifestyle is rapidly gaining popularity. I definitely lean more towards minimalism, and I’m always decluttering and trying to make more space in my house. I feel better when I don’t have a bunch of stuff laying around and taking up space.
One day I was listening to my mother tell one of her friends that I don’t even like my attic cluttered. Maybe I’m a little OCD; maybe I just don’t like stuff. It’s probably a little bit of both. After I thought about her statement for awhile, I started to sway to keeping more things. I’ve got the space, so why not keep it?
I think having more Stuff in your house can cost you time and money. When you’ve got more stuff in your house, you have to keep it in good condition, clean around it, put it away, and maintain it. It’s much easier to clean when you don’t have a ton of knick knacks cluttering your shelves.
On the other hand, I know there are times when I look at something I’m going to donate and then I can’t do it because I think I may need it someday or I can repurpose it into something new. Nine times out of ten, I really won’t need that item in the future. About half the time I keep the item and then end up not repurposing it. That makes me crazy!
I guess overall I believe you shouldn’t store things just because you have the space. Do you think you should keep it if you can store it?