We've reduced our clutter, both physical and mental, by getting rid of stuff that we had no need for, things that had been packed away for more than a year, and by cutting our clothing, furniture, and other personal belongings down by about 2/3.
We've reduced our carbon footprint by recycling everything we can, purchasing items with little or no packaging, using less utilities and water, keeping our car in good repair and only driving when we need to, and by supporting businesses and organizations that are eco-friendly.
We've reduced our expenses by moving back home with my dad and helping with those bills instead of incurring our own, by purchasing a used car with cash instead of a new one with payments, by cutting down our utility usage (which brings down the bills and is eco-friendly!), by really thinking about purchases and how much we need them or whether there's another alternative (buying used, borrowing with someone, looking on freecycle, etc.), and cutting down our food costs by purchasing more locally grown fresh ingredients and cooking more at home instead of eating out.
We've reduced our health risks by eating less junk food, eating more healthy fresh ingredients, by eliminating most pre-packaged processed foods, by drinking more water and green tea, by getting out and taking long walks instead of sitting on the couch, and by cultivating healthy habits.
As a result of the things we've cut out, we have so much more. More time to spend enjoying each other's company, because we don't have to work as much to pay bills. More appreciation of the Earth and time to do our part to help the planet. More enjoyment of fresh and delicious food that nourishes our bodies rather than poisons it. More energy to get out and explore and appreciate the area in which we live.
Our new motto is "Less is More!"