When we decided to move to this small apartment, we had to get pretty creative with storage. I’ve shared a few of the ideas we came across that are working quite well for us. Today I want to share another one. Small Bedrooms One of the biggest adjustments for me moving here was the small… Continue reading Behind The Door
School Is Starting Back Once again, it’s time for the kiddos to go back to school. What better time to clean out those bedrooms than now. You won’t have to listen to their whining and crying about what you choose to dispose of and they’ll probably never miss it anyway. Depending on the number of… Continue reading Time for School Clean-out!
When we first moved to our apartment, the thought of downsizing was a little overwhelming. We were excited, but some things seemed impossible to do without, even making do with less seemed unreal. Since that move, a year ago, I have learned so much. It takes very little to live on when referring to “things”.… Continue reading Six Towels on the Shelf
Closet Clean-Out As the seasons change and the temperatures drop, it’s a good time to clean out the closets. For those of us who have little space it’s also a great time to get rid of unwanted, unused items. There are always people in need of items you think are useless. Remember, one man’s trash… Continue reading Seasonal Cleanout
Stop Trying to Impress Other People It’s sad for me to look at the big picture of life and think about all the things we do while we’re here on Earth. I read somewhere that we spend so much time trying to impress people we don’t even like, spending money we don’t really have, doing… Continue reading Who Are We Living For?
So, Which Is It? When I started working on my website, I talked a lot about minimalism. I truly believed that’s what I was doing. My husband and I had minimized all our possessions and moved to a much smaller place and in general just decided to live with less stuff. Looking back now and… Continue reading Minimalism or Simple Living
Buying in Bulk I often do my shopping at places where I can buy in bulk. Where I live there’s SAMs Club. You may have Costco or another wholesale place. These types of businesses are nice, but when you downsize your home it becomes much more challenging to store so much of each item you… Continue reading Shopping After Downsizing
One thing is for sure, minimalist housekeeping is much easier than it is for those who live in larger places. I have a set schedule that I try to stick with each week, but even when something comes up to interrupt my plan, it’s not hard to catch up. There’s just not as much to… Continue reading Minimalist Housekeeping
Downsizing our household almost became an obsession with me once I got started. I wanted to get rid of everything. I never realized how much junk we’d accumulated over such a short time, but it really piles up fast. Quitting My Job If you read the “About Nana” section, you already know that I wanted… Continue reading The Downsizing Process Begins
Have you ever wanted something but you felt like everyone else would think you were crazy if you went for it? You thought that you’d be unaccepted by your friends, or maybe even your family? Well, that’s how I felt when I dreamt of living a simple life. I’ve thought about it for years, but… Continue reading A Dream and A Notebook