Less stuff, more happiness: Making room for the good stuff
by Louise D'Allura on October 9th, 2011

It's well-known that Australian homes have grown massively in size. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, they have leapt from 150 square metres in 1984-1985 to 206 square metres by 2002-2003.

While many of us need a bigger property as our families expand and our lifestyles change, an Australia Institute survey also reveals some reasons for our moves:
  • 88 per cent of homes have at least one cluttered room (usually the spare room)
  • The average home has three or more cluttered rooms,
  • One in five respondents had built a shed or garage to keep or store things,
  • One in eight had moved house to accommodate their superfluous ‘stuff’
  • More than a quarter of respondents had an average of seven unpacked boxes in the home from their last move.

This week a Revamper from the UK shared with me this brilliant video featuring Graham Hill – it is sensational and I thought you might like to see it too! It only takes 6 minutes to watch and presents wonderful insight on those important boxes we take with us on every move….

Graham Hill, writer, designer and founder of TreeHugger.com asks “Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness?” He showcases some great innovations, and lays out three rules for editing your life. It’s great!!!!!

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