Flex Your Expectations

Buying a 50-year-old home has its challenges. There are surprises. But we’re so excited about downsizing our lives AND our stress that we’re starting to take them — one by  one — in stride. Living in a house half the size is glorious because everything’s so close...

Stuff Stuff, Begone!

I’m about to enter a whole new world. A smaller world… a simpler world… a calmer world. And I’m loving it. Even though the perks of de-cluttering and simplifying is something I’ve talked about for a long time, it’s clear to me now that I’ve been merely...

Clearing Clutter is Crucial – 5/08

Packing up to move has given a new meaning to my uphill battle of simplification. I started filling boxes two weeks ago, with the stuff I wouldn’t need for a couple. Surprise, surprise. Other than the dish I needed to contribute a peach cobbler to a potluck, I...