LIVING A SMALL LIFE

Why A Small Life is a Better Life

Living “A Smaller Life” involves minimizing, organizing, learning how to DIY and how to be a bit more self sufficient. When you reduce the clutter and have a place for all your essential items, you don’t spend valuable time searching for your stuff. Your level of frustration with any undertaking is reduced and the pleasure you find in all pursuits increases.

A place for everything and everything in its place is more than just keeping things neat, it improves your quality of life. A Smaller Life is a better life.

Living small means being more self sufficient. Plan ahead to reduce the need for maintenance, then choose the best tools and do what you can yourself. It will make your life easier and help you stay in control of costs, stress and the quality of the work.

Find ways to minimize the physical, visual and mental clutter in your life, so you can enjoy what matters — and let go of what doesn’t.

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
Vanlife - Hanging clothes in a van

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 […]
April 20, 2017
Maximalism-or-Minimalism

Maximalism: A Backlash to Minimalism?

I’m amused by the new term Maximalism as a backlash and opposition to the concept of minimalism. Amused because most of the articles I’ve read about […]
December 9, 2016
The Importance of Gratitude

Gratitude… Still Strong 90 Years Later

I’ve been with my grandmother this week. She’s going to be 94 next month. She, my mother, my daughter and I are all January babies — […]
September 27, 2016
Sterling Silver Flatware

Van Life: The Road to Glamping?

The van as it is now, isn’t quite a tiny house, but it’s not really “Glamping” either – although it’s close. I like to think it’s […]
May 29, 2016
All Life is An Experiment

Living Small With A Partner Who Wants to Live Large

One of the biggest challenges of living small, for me, is co-habitation with someone who is #1 a fan of living large and #2 a hoarder. […]
January 8, 2016
Why Less Equals More

An Experiment in Living Small – Edit Your Life

September 10, 2015
Thumb and Hammer Podcast

Tiny House & Simple Living Talk with ThumbandHammer.com

I want to give a shout-out (and a big thank you) to Doug of ThumbandHammer.com for inviting me to be a guest on his home improvement […]
August 12, 2015
College Bound Freshmen Moving Tips

Great Simple Living Tips for College-Bound Freshmen

Last weekend my daughter and I spent some time talking about her future. She’s a high school senior this year and time is whizzing by!!! We […]
August 5, 2015
The Psychological Poison of Negativity

How To Reduce Negativity in Your Simple Life

  My Ah-Ha Moment A couple weeks ago, I had this revelation while tidying up my space. As a result of this revelation, I tossed a […]
July 22, 2015

Life Changing, Indeed!

Most of my readers understand that my path is a journey, not a destination. Sometimes I forget that myself and become frustrated and disenchanted. Becoming “simple” […]
May 5, 2015
Free Yourself - LivingSmall.com

Freedom Comes From Within