Fifteen years ago, Kay Jean says everything she owned could fit into two suitcases. "I was really happy," she says. Now, she wonders if her husband, Jon, and their children would be better off if they learned to live with less.
To help this family simplify their lives, Oprah challenged them to follow six rules for one week:
- No computer.
- No spending, except $25 for perishables like bread, milk and eggs.
- No eating out.
- No car. The children must walk to school, and Jon must carpool to work.
- No TV at night. They must do a family activity that doesn't involve the television.
- Think about those struggling to make ends meet who may need what they don't.