The idea that possessions can bring you happiness is an outdated one. Now, more people are coming to the realization that simplicity, rather than excess, can lead to a more fulfilled and satisfied existence.
The movement toward minimalistic living is more than a fad; it’s an awakening that’s taking the world by storm. Here’s the skinny on small home living in 2020 and how living in a small home can impact your happiness.
The Simple Truth About Living Small
Somehow, home builders, product developers and the consumer culture in general has convinced people that they need “bigger” and “better” in order to be satisfied. Over the past hundred years, home sizes have become increasingly bloated even as statistics show a steady decline in overall happiness.
Thankfully, people are waking up to the big consumer lie of “more equals better” and are starting to realize that downsizing can free up their finances, time and stress levels.
Here are a few of the benefits you’ll see if you move into a smaller space:
- Less debt (and less stress)
- Less time decluttering and tidying up
- Smaller environmental impact
- More free time to do the things that really matter
- Closer proximity to loved ones
- Tighter family bonds
In addition to all of these benefits, living in a small home forces you to purge your life of things that don’t really matter. The less clutter you have, the freer you’ll feel. Surprisingly, when you own too many unnecessary things, they end up owning you. If you have hoarder tendencies, living in a small space can force you to abandon your hoarding lifestyle. You’ll learn how to recognize what things are essential and what things you don’t really need.
Large homes tend to feel ostracizing and overwhelming. For those who own large homes, a huge portion of their lives is dedicated to cleaning, organizing and tidying the enormous space for which they’re responsible. When you live in a cozy, small home or mobile home, you tend to feel emotionally closer to the ones you love because you’re physically closer to them.
Small homes can enhance feelings of safety, love and belonging. They also take very little time to clean, which means you can dedicate more time to hobbies and building relationships that truly matter.
Are you interested in learning more about minimalistic living and seeing for yourself how living in a small space can improve your happiness? Contact Parrish Manor by calling (919) 661-1234 to inquire about available rentals in the charming mobile home community, located conveniently to everything Raleigh, in Garner.