A Nice By-Product

I was visiting a friend today and she told me about how she and her husband have streamlined their life to include just the things they like.

They travel a lot and she said they discovered how nice it was to be in a hotel room that only had the stuff they needed. She said they discovered that it made things much simpler and they wanted to extend that easy feeling into their home life.

So they went through their home and shed things together. They'd ask, "Are we loving this anymore, or not?" If the answer was no, they would donate or toss it.

They said tossing together made them feel closer. She said they discovered that their closeness was one of their favorite possessions.