There are two parts to the ‘less stuff’ lifestyle. The first is understanding that we do not need to buy or own every single thing we might like, admire, want or even need to use.
We can go without, make do, borrow, rent or hire items instead of owning them.
If we buy every item that is cleverly designed or clearly practical, our houses would be full. Which is the problem – for most of us, they are.
The second part is letting go of the things we no longer need or use. They might be practical and useful, but if we don’t use them, they are better off in a new home where they are serving an actual purpose, not gathering dust.
You don’t have to call yourself (or even want to be) a minimalist to embrace buying less stuff and sharing more stuff.