Minimalism is popular for a number of reasons. It can help reduce stress by having a cleaner and more organised home, it can help save money by limiting impulse shopping, and it can help the environment by saving resources and reducing waste. Everything we own will ultimately be disposed of when it breaks or loses its usefulness, so the less we own, the less there is to enter the waste stream. There is also less (often plastic) packaging to discard from new products, and less resources wasted on products that are used once and then never used again.
Tools are a terrible culprit for one-time-use purchases. We often only need a tool for one project and then it sits in the basement, or the garage, never to be used again. Enter Calgary Tool Library.