These are not in any particular order….
1. I have too much stuff! If I declutter and get rid of stuff, it will be less stuff to take care of, clean, put away, organize, etc, which will give me more time to do things that are really important. And maybe someone else could really use some of the stuff that is just sitting around here! (OK, this is sort of 2 or 3 reasons in one.)
2. I will save money. Things are getting broken from being stepped on. I won’t waste food because it is lost in the refrigerator. I won’t buy things twice because I can’t find the first one I bought. I won’t get a fee from a late bill payment because I misplaced a bill or just forgot in my disorganization.
3. I will bless my family.
4. I will be a better example for my kids and will be able to teach and train them in this area so that hopefully they won’t have these same struggles.
5. I will bless others. I will be more likely to invite people over, and will have more time to volunteer and help others.
What are your reasons for simplifying? Do you have any to add?