Surviving Simplified Living With Kids: 5 Must-Know Tips

Surviving Simplified Living With Kids: 5 Must-Know Tips

The tiny living movement is growing wildly in popularity, however, it is important to really evaluate things before you decide to downsize-especially if you have kids in tow. We have been living in under 300 square feet for almost a year now and loving every minute of...

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What’s Holding You Back From Going Tiny?

What’s Holding You Back From Going Tiny?

The idea of simplification can be appealing to anyone, regardless of the size of their home. If downsizing is on your mind, do it. Even if you don’t go tiny yet, you won’t regret ridding yourself of ‘stuff’. However, if you are yearning to build a tiny house, try it...

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5 Things to Watch Out For When Buying Used

5 Things to Watch Out For When Buying Used

From cars to houses, making a large purchase comes with big commitment. No matter what two people you ask, you will likely get different responses on the how to's of making this financial decision. Buying or building tiny does come with its own caveats that differ...

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21 Must-Haves For Surviving Motherhood

21 Must-Haves For Surviving Motherhood

Motherhood is arguably the hardest job any woman will ever accept. The seasons of motherhood ebb and flow from that first trimester tired to sleepless nights of teething, the awkward middle school years, and those dreaded tween and teen attitude which only segway to...

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Five Things Tiny Life Is Teaching Me

Five Things Tiny Life Is Teaching Me

*Originally Published Sept. 17, 2017 I started jotting down an outline for this post three weeks ago about how my outlook on basic things has changed since going tiny. Traveling back to our old house in Virginia for our final clean out two weekends ago changed my...

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How To Use Vertical Space To Get The Most Out Of Your Tiny

How To Use Vertical Space To Get The Most Out Of Your Tiny

Intentionally reducing your living space by 1000% (You read that right) means you have to get creative how you store, organize, and keep the items that made the cut when you purged your belongings. Making the most of your vertical space is the key to making the most...

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5 Former Must-Haves We Decided To Ditch

5 Former Must-Haves We Decided To Ditch

It is pretty incredible, as you begin to downsize and purge yourself of non-necessities, what you find you no longer need or haven't even used. We have uncovered entire boxes we hadn't unpacked in years. Clearly the items packed inside weren't important. I feel...

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3 Things We’ve Noticed Since Paying Off Debt

3 Things We’ve Noticed Since Paying Off Debt

When we decided to minimize, simplify, and downsize to tiny home living a year ago, financial freedom was one of our driving motivators. Ours is a hard-working family who still lived paycheck to paycheck due to circumstances like medical bills and living in areas of...

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Moving Sucks, Even When You’re A Grown Up

When I was a kid, I grew up in the same neighborhood from the time I went to kindergarten to the time I graduated high school. My friends in elementary were still my friends on our way to college. In fact, 25 of us went to school together everyday for 13 years....

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Six Things to Ask Yourself Before Going Tiny

Making the decision to downsize our supersized lives and go tiny full time can be a very exciting one. However, many people, couples, and even families are seeing the trend catch on to minimize their impact and their "stuff" but are moving too fast without first...

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Surviving Winter Living Tiny-4 Tips To Keep Things Toasty

Spending our first winter living tiny in Ohio has taught us some hard and fast lessons about surviving the snow and negative temps when your house is on wheels. This winter has had record breaking negative wind chills that were set back in the 1800's. This is not a...

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Impostor Syndrome: Life as an Imperfect Parent

Impostor Syndrome: Life as an Imperfect Parent

I don’t always pick the healthiest foods, or respond to my son’s ADHD tantrums with the kindest words. But I’m not an impostor — I’m doing the best I can to be a powerful ally for my child. I often feel like an impostor. As a wife, a mother, a writer, a teacher, a...

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9 Easy Ways Minimalist Living Saves Us Money

9 Easy Ways Minimalist Living Saves Us Money

Our family of four (and our pup) downsized from a 15 acre farm to a 36ft camper about six months ago. Since the move, we have found that we are benefitting in many ways: more family time, less "stuff", more focus on others, and (one of my personal favs) we are able to...

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A Very Tiny (House) Christmas

As can be expected, our little family's choice to live tiny generates a lot of buzz and tons of questions. Why did you decide to do this? How do you survive with two kids in such a small space? Are you going stir crazy in the winter months? The most commonly asked...

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Resolve to be More Organized in the New Year

Resolve to be More Organized in the New Year

A new year means new resolutions maybe you should resolve to be more organized in 2018, here are some tips how to stay on track year-round. It is hard to believe the New Year is right around the corner. Right now thoughts of sugar plums and eggnog, elves on shelves,...

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The Minimalist Gift Guide: 21 Must-Haves for Tiny Living

The Minimalist Gift Guide: 21 Must-Haves for Tiny Living

Everyone has that friend or relative whose name you pray you won't draw for the family gift exchange each year. Some people are nearly impossible to shop for! After going tiny this year, we are finding that our family and friends need a little extra guidance when...

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