The Problem With Hoarding Things

We have all grown up around homes or people that had a habit of just collecting and keeping things. It could be things like makeup that was years old, long past its expiration, or decoration items that are never used, pictures and clothes that they don’t wear or plan on wearing etc. We can all pinpoint a few people like that in our lives, in some cases, we are also guilty of doing this to a certain extent as well. One common example is the number of people who go for “retail therapy” when they’re having off days and end up buying things they do not necessarily need for the sake of temporary gratification.

We have placed this value on these things and have created this illusion that these things are going to bring us happiness. The more we have, the happier we will be, or the more powerful and influential we will appear to others. We end up hoarding anything or everything just because looking at them makes us feel better for some reason. That is the problem here, we have placed all our happiness into material possessions even though it is a fact that they can never truly make us happy.

This is where minimalism, or striving for a simple life steps in. I am not asking you to quit everything and live alone, however, I am asking that you limit the number of things you buy. You don’t need different kinds of the same thing when you already have one of them. Opting for a simple choice in furniture, decoration and lifestyle will have a huge impact on your mood. You will automatically feel lighter and less weighed down by the world, and you’ll look to find actual happiness. If you are interested in buying simple, minimalistic furniture, you can check out live edge furniture as an option.