“Think small? What are you talking about?! It’s all about thinking BIG nowadays” you may ask. Well yes, but why not to think small sometimes. When comes down to work space or living space we need more and more space but maybe what we need is some declutter process.
Look around, is there anything you can get rid off? Do we need tons of papers? or maybe we should check those boxes we haven’t opened for last few years? many things we don’t really need but somehow we collect them. Lets start declutter process – I bet at the end of it, we will have more space!
Did you know that we have 3 times more space than 50 years ago…we should feel much better now. So why we don’t feel better? oh, right because we have more stuff, more things which take that free space. That’s why we are renting storage space and still we feel overwhelmed.
Graham asked a question:
Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.
Three rules for editing your life (according to Graham):
- edit ruthlessly –> clean your space. Things you haven’t used for years – time to let them go! and no, you won’t use those things – you haven’t used them before so yes it’s time to get rid off that. Before you buy new thing – you need to make sure (100% sure) you really really really need that.
- think small –> do you need 6-burner stow when you need 3? Before buying think how you will storage that item, how much space will you need.
- make multifunctional –> I like that one: chose things which are multifunctional, thanks to that we can get less things and still have enough.
After watching that video – Think small is not that bad anymore.
How about you? Do you think you might have “a little bit” too much stuff around you?