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Day 202: Shrink

OK, I’ve known for a while that the house we were moving into was going to be considerably smaller than the house we have been used to. But as I am looking at all the the boxes and bags that … Continue reading

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Day 179: Hesitate

OK, “hesitating” doesn’t really sound too much like living deliberately, but hear me out on this one. I was up super-early this morning to get my son to his training camp. Then back home, to pay some bills and to … Continue reading

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Day 150: Open

It’s getting pretty chaotic in the house right now. I know, I know… we are in process. There are boxes piled up in increasingly precarious towers, and various bags intended for various destinations strewn about the floor, and furniture pulled … Continue reading

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Day 146: Vary

Today was a smorgasbord of downsize activities. With so much to plow through, I thought it might be easier to hop around from one task to the next. A little variety to keep things interesting… and to keep me from … Continue reading

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Day 145: Age Out

We tackled the kids’ clothes today. Well, two out of three kids, at least–but we did start with the hardest first: our eight-year-old fashionista. In theory, thinning out the kids’ wardrobe should be easy. After all: as long as they … Continue reading

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Day 144: Declassify

To be honest, I really wanted to call this entry “defile,” since I’ve already set a precedent of bad puns for titles, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. My wife and I dug in deep today. “The … Continue reading

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Day 139: Recruit

Ok, I know I have already written about the importance of gaining allies in the house as we take steps as a family toward living more simply. Today, though, I’ve gone a step further: I’m enlisting recruits. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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Day 132: Stack

Tonight I tackled a measly, little bookshelf. Most of what I have on this little, wooden bookshelf are work-related books: scholarship that touches upon my own work in one way, shape or form. Some of these points of contact are … Continue reading

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Day 126: Clear

I tried to clear out the upstairs bathroom closet yesterday, but yielded to my wife’s request to make it an early night. But tonight I am on it. And boy, am I in over my head. This closet is, well, … Continue reading

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Day 123: Demolish

When I started this yearlong project, I didn’t know that I would be getting such a big motivation to reduce our lives to its bare essentials. Nine weeks is not a lot of time to pack up a house and … Continue reading

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