I’m sure you’ve caught the show Hoarders on TV. For a while there, that seemed to be on at every reception or waiting area.
If you can hold your head up high and say that you find that show completely unrelatable, then bravo.
But if you’re like most of us who not only have a couple designated junk drawers, but whole rooms dedicated for stuff you don’t use, then I think it’s time that we address this serious matter.
Shocking studies have shown that almost half of all Americans have not bothered to edit their belongings in a year. What’s the big deal? Well, half of those people report that they’ve run into some serious financial troubles.
This doesn’t seem to correlate. How can they be drowning in stuff when they can’t even make ends meet to pay their bills?
That’s right. They’re spending more than what they can afford.
This is a very dangerous habit that will keep from ever being financially secure. Even if you do find a way to make a decent living, most of the money you earn will most likely just go towards paying off the debts you incurred from buying all this useless junk.
Why is the minimal lifestyle the way to go?
Living with just the absolute essentials has so many benefits. Being mindful of your purchases will let you figure out what you do need to survive.
Some of us have lost this concept. We can’t distinguish what we want from what we actually need.
And of course, living clutter-free will just create a more positive environment and head space overall.
Your mental health is tied to your surroundings. The clearer it is, the more efficient and happy you’ll be.