With a little refiguring of the space, I conceded (woefully, I might add) that we didn't need one of the containers I had in mind. The other (a recipe box), I'm still going to lobby for.
And this tiny little discussion got me to thinking about all the times I've thought we needed something, only to find that some effort in reorganization helps the situation and prevents us from needing another thing.
We've gone a number of months now without a TV, and that is one of my favorite examples of living with less. But that's the extreme; I'm realizing that now, when I truly think about a purchase (used or new), I come to much more sensible conclusions.
A few years ago, I would have bought to my heart's content, within the limits of my tight pursestrings. But now that every purchase involves the question, "Do I need it? Is it good for me? Is it good for the planet?", I come home with a lot less stuff.
And I have to say, I'm happier than I've ever been.
Have you started living with less and enjoying it?