Downsizing

Creating a Minimalist Wardrobe with Project 333

“A Minimalist Fashion Challenge” For the past two months I’ve been dressing with a wardrobe that includes just 33 items.  It was a challenge at first, but one that’s turned out to have great benefits.  I packed away 105 things — from tops and bottoms to shoes and scarves — and honestly, I didn’t miss…

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Downsizing: How much space do you need?

Before you downsize, consider this question:  How much space do you need?  The answer will vary from person to person, but the important thing to remember is that has nothing to do with how much stuff you have. When you’re reevaluating your space, you should base the decision on your lifestyle needs, and not your…

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Downsizing: 7 Tips for Paring Down

Downsizing your home can be daunting, but following some simple tips and tricks can make the transition to smaller living less challenging. If you’re downsizing to a smaller house, you’ll want to pare back your possessions as well, or your new home will feel cramped.    Whether you’re retiring, retooling your expenses or trying to…

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Small Space Cleaning: Straighten Up in Seven Minutes

One joy of living in a small space is cleaning: with a smaller space, there’s simply less to do when it comes to straightening up.  But small homes also come with challenges, because there’s usually no spare rooms to hide your mess. In many small homes, almost everything is on display when guests pop by…

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Adventures in Tiny Living: Declutter Your Fantasy Self

I love piano music.  I always have.  There is something about an instrument so melodic and thoughtful one moment and so jaunty and drunken the next.  A song can always become a favorite with the simple addition of 88 keys. Which is why it made sense to me, in college, living in a tiny dorm…

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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Getting Rid of Your Stuff

Have you done a massive decluttering and now have a huge pile of unwanted stuff? Are you too busy/lazy/impatient to get rid of the items one by one selling them on Craigslist or Ebay or giving them away to people who will surely cherish them?  Is a yard sale out of the question because it’s…

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