Tag Archives: minimalism

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 178: Seal

Whoa, that’s a ton of stuff! I mean, literally. That box is supposed to hold 2000 lbs, and I’m guessing that’s probably a pretty good estimate of how much stuff is packed away in there. It took several weeks of … Continue reading

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Day 177: Overlook

And I mean that word quite literally, as in: actively not looking at something. In this case–that box of notebooks and papers I just pulled out of the attic. OK, I did peek–very quickly, though. The box contained essays I … 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 140: Trudge

Today is just a one-foot-in-front-of-the-other kind of day. I’ve yanked down another twenty books–I’ve cleared half of the bookshelf I wanted to empty out…and with each book I take town, the harder it gets. I also tackled another closet–a mish-mash … Continue reading

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Day 138: Continue

We got back to our (Atlanta) home around 8pm tonight, which left me just enough time to to pull together another bag of donation clothing before the charity pick-up later this week. After coming face-to-face with the difference in scale … Continue reading

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Day 135: Scale

It was pretty late last night by the time I carried in the bags of clothes and boxes of books and the one new bookshelf. I unpacked the books and put them in their new home, but I left the … Continue reading

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Day 128: Pack

OK, it was just one bag. But still: it’s a start, right? I am heading up to North Carolina in about a week and will be taking care of a few odds and ends while I’m there. My wife and … Continue reading

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Day 127: Exploit

Oh, I know that sounds like such a bad word, but hear me out. To be honest, “today’s” challenge has really been going on for the past three days. When I dropped off my oldest at his middle school on … Continue reading

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