I haven’t downsized that much yet, but I’m working towards it. What I have done: I’ve stopped buying stuff just to have it. Or to be able to say I have it.
Everything I buy on credit adds more months and more years to my enslavement. More to maintain, clean, keep up, guard, lose, etc. Once I pictured in full color how much energy goes pay the bills for that stuff each month, in addition to all the maintenance, upgrading, storing, finding, losing, etc, I got VERY picky. And pickier still with what I recommend to my readers. Time and money have both, almost suddenly, taken on a new meaning for me. Just like Jay here.
Living low maintenance can make you more effective and powerful. Check out the image below. It’s all the worldly possessions of perhaps the most incredible, powerful and influential man of the last century, Mahatma K. Gandhi.