- You don’t need it
If you ever want to downsize or live life with only the essentials, move to Japan. They will teach you a thing or two about making a small space work.
When I first walked into my hotel, I thought it was tight. It wasn’t uncomfortable, but it wasn’t what I was used to. I could manage with no problem.
Then I walked over to my friend’s apartment. I was visiting Japan because my uncle has a friend who was living there at the time and willing to be an amazing tour guide/friend. Her apartment was directly across the street from my hotel.
When I walked into her apartment, I was amazed. She didn’t even have a bed. Well technically she did. She had a mat that she rolls out with a thin mattress.
I always thought a bed with a necessity, apparently there is a whole country that would beg to differ.
I personally like my comfy bed, but I guess being in another country can really teach you how different living can be depending on where you grow up.