I did not shower until 4:00 pm today. I know what you are thinking, “At that point, why even bother?” Am I right?!?!? Anyway, I was crazy busy today. I tackled an abundance of laundry, organized my new office, parented a crazy little boy, made beds, and so much more. All that work caused me to think back to this post I wrote a while ago on what I loved about tiny house living.
As many of you know, we are no longer living in the tiny house. And for those of you who are new here, a charming widower came into my life a few months ago and promised to spend the rest of his life with us. He coaxed me back to the East Coast where we now reside in a “normal” size home (Gasp!).
So, with the overwhelming workload I took on today, I decided to write this blog post on what I miss most about living tiny. The truth is, I have really missed my tiny house and here is why:
- Simplicity. Need I say more? Simply put, tiny house living made me reflect on what was really important in life.
- Minimal maintenance. All the chores I tackled today (minus the laundry) would have been non-existent in the tiny house.
- Less stuff. Think of all the time you spend organizing and shopping for more. Now, imagine what you could do with that time if you made a conscious effort to live with less.
- Less stress. Personally, clutter=stress in my life. It makes me feel stifled and suffocated. What about you?
- More JOY. Living tiny influenced me to find joy in the little things. Much of society equates joy with material possessions. Living tiny does not allow extra space for “extra” things. I found we were much more active outdoors and spent much more time being intentional together.
For me, living tiny was about developing the best version of myself. It gave me the opportunity to focus on grief, grow closer to family-especially my children, and refine my focus.
Are you interested in living tiny? Tamie was and she is now on the verge of fulfilling her dream as she will soon be moving into a 600 sq. ft. Quonset Hut. I can guarantee that downsizing, no matter the form, will always reap BIG rewards.
If you are new to downsizing, here are a few of my previous posts on the subject: