Over the holiday, we had time to veg out a little (ok, maybe a lot). During a Netflix binge, we came across a documentary that moved us enough to want to share it with you. It's called “Minimalism, A Documentary About the Important Things

To many of us, the idea of a minimalist lifestyle isn't a completely foreign idea, however it's still likely in the stages of 'Um, that's a little extreme/I wish I could do that/How on earth does anyone do that?/No way I'll be able to do that'. Especially in anything but a one person household.

But, like with any concept presented in extreme form, it may lose the attention of its audience quickly. So, here is the most important take-away from the film:

Do all the things you own bring meaning, function, and lasting fulfillment and joy to you or your family members' lives?

Of course, there will be items that don't check all the boxes; that's almost impossible to get around. But, if most of your possessions haven't been in view in the last year or so, it may be time to take a hard look at all the things we own, as well as our further desire to consume.

The act of paring down can seem like a daunting task, especially in large homes. This is why it's so important to involve everyone in the household. Making everyone a part of the discussion and decision making will undoubtedly create more awareness, and will help the process move along more quickly. And it’s a great way to help teach kids to value the things they own, and ultimately connect more with our family and loved ones, not our things.

How does this relate to home staging for the market? Join us next week for 5 tips for transitioning to a more minimal look.

by Andrée Guillory, Lead Stager, Reveal Home Staging