January 24th, 2017 | Kelli Young

Thinking small

Everywhere I look, there’s talk about thinking small.  This can mean reducing waste, reducing paper, and often reducing the size of our homes.

I recently read that the football Hall-Of-Famer, Deion Sanders has jumped on the small (tiny) house craze, building a 600 square foot home for a vacation get-a-away.  This is a far cry from his 7,000 sq. ft. residence, but money doesn’t have to play a role in our decisions to reduce.

Reducing our stuff, simplifying business matters, or creating a manageable size home is important for many reasons:

  1. The older we get the harder it is to maintain too much of anything.
  2. We tend to place more emphasis on what matters most to us; family,volunteering or hobbies.
  3. Most often smaller homes = smaller bills to maintain our home = more dollars for other areas of our lives.
  4. Reducing or minimizing the complexities in our lives is a great gift to our children.
  5. Going small eliminates stress in our day to day lives which can help us live longer and more profoundly.

Consider changes you can make to think and live small.