February, 2009 Contest: Of all the things you have given away, sold or donated, is there anything you miss or are you happier having less stuff?

Congratulations to our contest winner!
Bari Jacobs of  San Jose, CA

Surprisingly, I am happier now that I have fewer possessions. At first, I thought that I would miss a lot of my things but one day after we had downsized my friend asked me how I felt and I suddenly realized that I hadn’t even stopped to think about those pieces, much less miss them!

Now that our budget is more restricted I have even less desire to accumulate new stuff. Life feels freer with a lighter load which has made me and my husband even greater believers in the Use What You Have philosophy!