Family minimalism has been a big part of our simplifying process, and I know it can help your family too!
The first two years of our marriage we lived in a small 500 square foot, two bedroom apartment. When we first moved in we designated the extra bedroom as our office room. It quickly became filled with stuff. We’d inherited a lot of furniture and other things from my parents house, and since we were newly married and didn’t have much, our siblings and others gave us lots of stuff they were getting rid of. We love a good deal and couldn’t say no to free stuff, so we kept saying yes.
But over time, the stuff piled up and we ran out of storage room. Our small kitchen held so many cooking appliances that you could barely see the counter. It seemed like every nook and cranny had a pile or box shoved in it. We were careful to live within our financial means, but we were definitely living outside our storage means.
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