How much space do two people need? What about three? Four? Five?
The average American home is 2,600 square feet, according to the 2013 Census Bureau. That’s pretty big, considering the average American family is 2.6 people per household. If I am doing math correctly, that means that each person gets 1,000 square feet to himself. That’s 1,000 square feet to clean, too.
Do you really need that much space? If you have that much space, do you really need to fill it with stuff?
I understand that it is our innate human desire to gather, accumulate, and nest, but that doesn’t mean I agree it is necessary in 2016. Just like it is our innate human response to fight or flee, it doesn’t mean we always have to react with either response.
In the same way, we don’t need to go into massive debt so that we can own 1,000 square feet, not including a garage, just to store stuff that we don’t use. That’s a bit silly, isn’t it?