Downsizing

Adventures in TinyLiving: Beyond fear

To some degree, whenever we try something new and bold and different, we’re always going to wonder if we’ve made a mistake. The more unconventional the decision, the more room for fear.

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Paring Down: Are your clothes worth $1?

If your shirt was on a thrift store rack — in all its faded, 10-year-old glory — would your response be ‘What a steal?’ Or ‘Wow, I can’t believe they’re selling that piece of junk?’

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10 ways to maximize storage in a small home

When we start to covet our neighbors’ closets, it’s time to remind ourselves that with a little creativity, we can solve the space crunch. Here are our top 10 ways to maximize storage in a small home.

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Tiny Houses: How big is still small?

Luxury buyers echo some of the same sentiments I hear from the rest of us. They want a home they can be proud of, but one that doesn’t take over their lives.

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TinyLiving catches The Minimalists on tour

We caught up with the Minimalists this week, as they stopped at a local bookstore on their “Everything that Remains” tour. They’re hitting 100 cities to promote their new book and talk to folks about living with less.

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Declutter Challenge Day 31: Graduation Day

If you’ve found January’s posts helpful, stick with us in the coming months. We’ll continue to post decluttering motivation once a week — including ways to pare down and live well in small spaces.

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Declutter Challenge Day 30: Cutting Junk Mail Clutter

Follow these five simple tips to reduce the clutter that comes through the mail, over the phone and online.

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Declutter Challenge Day 29: Buying intentionally

As you go forward with your decluttering journey, consider the things you buy, and whether they’ll add long-term value to your life or just become clutter a few months from now.

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Declutter Challenge Day 28: Calendar Clutter

How do you keep calendar clutter under control? Our tips and tricks for managing your schedule.

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Motivation Monday: Share your successes

For today’s motivation Monday, we want some feedback! What areas have you been successful decluttering?

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Declutter Challenge Day 26: Free-for-all

Pick an area that you’ve been avoiding this month, whether it’s under the bed, a shelf in the garage or your junk drawer. Make some progress there with a 20-minute decluttering session.

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Declutter Challenge Day 25: Paper purge

Use these tips to start getting paper clutter under control today. Next week, we’ll look at how to stop it from entering your house in the first place.

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Declutter Challenge Day 24: The guest room

Nothing clutters up a small room like too much furniture, and guest rooms are like retirement homes for old furnishings.

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Declutter Challenge Day 23: Walk a mile in my shoes? Wish I could!

Too small, too high, too uncomfortable? Today’s the day to take a step (ahem) in the right direction.

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Declutter Challenge Day 22: Kitchen gadgets

Today, we give you permission to tell your inner Martha Stewart to shove it, and get rid of any gadget that you secretly think is useless.

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