Here at House Pocketmint we are not just buying fewer things, we are also busy jettisoning much of what we already own.
Why not just keep all the stuff weâ€™ve already paid for? Because weâ€™ve finally figured out that thereâ€™s an ongoing cost to owning something that goes far beyond the money spent to buy it.
This weekend: Project Purge. Weâ€™re encouraging each other to be ruthless in our culling. After one day, the pile of outgoing bags and boxes is already the size of a young elephant; by Monday we may have a full-grown adult bull.
Iâ€™m excited to see the progress. Iâ€™m looking forward to less clutter and more floor space, to easier cleaning and easier finding and therefore more time. And eventually even a smaller, cheaper house.