As a society, we are encouraged to buy more all of the time. This has been made possible by importing goods and producing food that is cheaper and therefore available to everyone. Marketing is now even designed to make you feel less valuable as a person if you don’t buy that latest, trendiest thing whether you need it or not. Here are 10 reasons to buy less.

1) If you buy less obviously you spend less. Saving money by not buying things that you don’t really need means you get to travel the world, spend more time with the family, or keep your stress levels down by escaping the chaos.

2) Space. Walking into a room that is cluttered or even filled to the brim with decor isn’t ever as peaceful as simple space. Space gives us room to think, serenity to find ourselves, and less to clean or worry about.