Author: Becci Goodall Several years ago, I decided to switch to a minimalist lifestyle. I went from a cottage packed with a lifetime of knick-knacks to a wicker basket of mementos from my kids, a roll of paintings, and a suitcase of clothes. At the time, I made this choice for economic reasons and to focus on my art (by clearing up clutter.)I flew cross country and settled into a shared space to write. At first, it was odd to live such a spartan existence, but once accustomed, I noticed tha...