Is Less More?

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We've touched on this subject before when we talked about Down Sizing: Moving into a Smaller Space. When moving into a smaller home, it's essential to rid yourself of stuff so that the new space doesn't seem so crowded. But what about those of us that haven't downsized? We haven't downsized, we're still living in our three bedroom row home in South Philadelphia (our neighborhood affords us the price of not needing to downsize!). We still have the same amount of furniture we had two years ago when we moved in (which wasn't very much to begin with), and maybe even a few more projects we've been meaning to work on down in the basement. However, When we moved into this house two years ago, we certainly purged. We got rid of everything because our friend was moving out of state and gave us pretty much all of his furniture. We haven't purchased anything new, just simply taken in foster furniture we've found on the side of the road that we have yet to determine if we want to keep or not.

We feel pretty good about the fact that we haven't purchased any new furniture in this economy, and we're glad that we have been able to suppress the redecorating bug by simply moving furniture around. With that said, for those of you who have rid yourself of the excess furniture &mdash have you learned that less is more?

Do you feel better after purging the extra furniture and what-have-yous?

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