Category Archives: Things Challenge

Last Call for Downsizing E-Course

It has been so much fun to see students getting psyched for the upcoming Downsizing E-Course! If you’d like to get in on this round of the Downsizing E-Course, please register today so that you can get started on your … Continue reading

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Offering Gratitudes

This time last year I was Giving Thanks for the Little Life. The year before I was planning ways to Unstuff Your Holidays. (By the way, I’m teaching a Downsizing E-Course in January, so if you’re interested, you can join … Continue reading

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Key Free

Yesterday while I was having a working date with one of my best friends at our beloved Townshend’s Tea House, we got to talking about keys. This isn’t necessarily an unusual topic of conversation for the two us because we … Continue reading

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How to Travel with Just a Carry-On

I’m better at packing densely than I am at packing lightly. So as I wrap up 5 Weeks in a Carry-On with My Travel Capsule Wardrobe, I’d figured it would be nice to share my favorite tricks for packing densely and … Continue reading

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5 Weeks in A Carry On

I’ll confess: I’m really excited to wear something new tomorrow! I’m writing this post on my flight home to the Pacific Northwest after five weeks of traveling with just my carry-on luggage. So I’ve worn the same outfits repeatedly and … Continue reading

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Living Large in Tiny Houses by Love Ablan

Love Ablan believes in tiny houses so wholeheartedly that she relocated to Portland, Oregon – Capital of the Tiny House Universe – so that she could get involved in the tiny house movement. Over the past couple years she’s put her … Continue reading

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Portland Tribune Article: How Hard is it to Live with Less?

A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Peter Korn of the Portland Tribune. (My first feature in the Trib in April 2012 was called Home Tiny Home by Jason Vondersmith.) I met Peter while tabling for the Breathe Building … Continue reading

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Another Year of Little Living

The end of the year presents us with a great opportunity to look back and reflect upon what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve learned. I cataloged A Year of Little Living back in 2012. In 2013 I wrote 87 posts about my … Continue reading

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Unstuff Your Holidays

With Black Friday less than a week away, even a minimalist like me cannot help noticing that the pressure to buy Stuff has already ratcheted up to a frenetic level. (For more on Stuff, check out one of my favorite … Continue reading

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What My 200 Things Challenge Taught Me

A package arrived in the mail yesterday and I added two new items to my possessions without adding them to my inventory. I haven’t been counting since my last inventory of my possessions, when I moved into my Home, Sweet Pea in … Continue reading

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