3 Ways Having Less Will Make You Happier

3 Ways Having Less Will Make You Happier

Stroll down the aisle of any home store and you’ll certainly find great stuff! Bring your favorite accessories home and you’ll probably feel happy in that moment. If you’re a Pinterest fan, you can find millions of projects you could do for practically no cost, perhaps simply using just a can of spray paint and a roll of duct tape from the garage. Stuff doesn’t even have to cost a lot to make us happy!

But does having more stuff make us happier?  Hmmm….

Today I’m sharing three ways I think having less will actually make you happier, over on The Decluttered Home

3 Ways Having Less Will Make You Happier

Photo from my visit to the HGTV Dream Home 2016!

3 Ways Having Less Will Make You Happier


  1. Heading over for a peek!!

  2. I totally agree that having less makes you happier to a certain extent. I have switched over to only doing “experiences” like taking a trip or a class together as gifts.

  3. “When we bring less into our homes, we begin to rely less on stuff to bring contentment and fulfillment. We will find joy in living, rather than owning.” I like this philosophy of yours and where the focus falls – in the living process, in our experiences and relationships. I’m fairly certain that if we were to put all our belongings out on the lawn, we would be shocked to discover the excess of how much we’ve accumulated.
    While most of us are aware that we would benefit from a decluttering of our spaces, the process can be daunting and making a clean sweep is difficult.
    Have read the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering & Organizing”, by Marie Kondo? Although I can’t agree with her method entirely, the one valuable thing I did take away has made a tremendous difference in the way I accumulate or declutter my home; keep only those things that truly make you feel joy. So, while we can certainly be happier with less, making sure we only keep those things that make us feel that emotion along with the useful objects is a good way to keep the clutter in check.

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