I don’t buy and own many things. It’s not because I think simple living is for everyone, it’s just that I know it’s best for me. I dislike cleaning, and I know that the fewer things I have, the less I have to clean — the smaller my place, the less space I have to maintain.
An unfortunate side effect of not owning many things is I spend more time thinking about my purchases than the average person. If something is going to come into my home, I want it to be the “right” thing, the “best” thing. It’s ironic: I think more about my stuff before I buy it, with the hope that I can think less about it once I own it.