It's never easy to find your way on the path to minimalism, but it can be a bit easier to live a small, minimalist life if you are quite young when you begin.

But what if you have acquired possessions over the course of a lifetime? What if you have raised a family -- and still have all those trappings filling your home? What if you have mementos that you have owned for decades? What if you are ready to simplify, but are overwhelmed and don't know where to begin?

Living Small can help anyone interested in living a simpler life to find their way. If you are an empty-nester, a boomer or a senior, taking these steps can be a little tougher, and the information here can help you to overcome the obstacles that are unique to the mature adult who is interested in a simpler path.

Regardless of your age, if you are interested in starting your next chapter in life with less "stuff" to manage, more time to enjoy the important things in life, less financial worry and more focus on health and personal well-being -- you have come to the right place!

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How to Live Small

January 14, 2021

Minimal Capsule Wardrobe for Van Life

The Joys Of Packing Packing is always both exciting and stressful for me. Every trip leads me through this field of what feels like landmines. I’m […]
December 20, 2020

Van Life Clothes Storage

I see lots of van lifers who do the Marie Kondo origami-folding thing, or use compression bags, packing cubes or baskets to handle clothing. I’m not […]
September 13, 2019

The BEST pants for work, play, travel and more!

First, I’m not going to live with a single pair of pants — not if I have a choice — but if I had to, I’ve […]
September 4, 2018

My Perfect BuJo Weekly and Daily Layout with Dutch Doors

After many months of playing with my planner layouts, in my bullet journal, I’ve finally found one that works! Finding My Perfect Planner Layout I hated […]
November 21, 2017

The Best Simple Purse is Also The Best Conceal Carry Purse!

I didn’t realize it had been so long since I ordered my perfect tote bag – a purse that will hold every thing I need and […]
October 28, 2017

What I’ve Learned While Minimizing My Closet

Still battling with your wardrobe? I was too… until recently. Once upon a time, I loved fashion. I loved “playing” in my closet and planning my […]
August 29, 2017

Vanlife: An Interview with Danny & Darlene

While onsite in the total eclipse path in Kentucky on the August 21st, I met an interesting couple who were living full-time in their Sprinter Van. As a #vanning enthusiast, I *thought* they might be full-timing. My friend, Adam, had already talked to Danny...
July 17, 2017

What to Do With Your Extra Clothes

Sell Your Clothes So you have minimized your closet. You have removed everything that doesn’t fit perfectly. You have eliminated those clothes that are simply lovely, […]