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We have a lot of stuff. A love of video games has kept us young, in that we like toys and posters. Although some might say our home looks like a college dorm room, we’re just really into what we’re into.

However, now that we’re drastically down-sizing, some of the stuff has to go. I’ve posted a list paper in each room, entitled “Must Keep”! My husband and I both add to the lists in order to be intentional about what we’re keeping, and what we’re leaving behind.

Truth? I love getting rid of stuff. I just want it out of the house. How to choose, though? What is worth keeping? What is sellable, tossable, or donateable? How can I incorporate an attitude of peace and minimalist living into our new home?

When I have these deep, difficult questions, I turn to the internet — source of all organizational wisdom. The internet would like me to use well-defined criteria, bins, and all sorts of things I’m just disinclined to incorporate.

My husband and I have developed a system, as we’re moving towards moving:

  • Will getting rid of it make me cry?
  • Have I touched it or thought about it lately?
  • Where will it go, once we sell the house?

As I’m sure you can tell, this system is very precise, super logical, and involves no emotion at all…

But, it is only January. We have time. I’ve gotten myself into quite the tizzy, putting the cart before the horse and what-not, and thankfully, my husband has had the reminder ready that we have to take this one step at a time. We can’t get rid of everything today. Deliberation takes time, and I’m a slow processor. The internet has list after list of what I should toss or keep, but only I can make the ultimate decision. Regret is not going to be a part of this process!

What is your go-to system for getting rid of the excess in  your life? What allowances have you made for yourself in deciding what to keep or toss?

Price was the most important factor for me as I began my search for a Tiny Home. I’m obsessive about budgeting (though I will admit that I’m not as obsessed with sticking to the budget). I had no understanding of how sellers structure the pricing of Tiny Homes, or anything on which to base the budget for this.

Even if a home is completely custom, the seller will probably have a price floor. Otherwise, the less serious would beat down the company’s inbox door with questions that, with a little more Googling on the buyer’s part, someone’s blog could answer.

Base Model Price

  • Heirloom: As far as super-affordability goes, these are not the Tiny Homes you are looking for. If you are looking for extreme gorgeousness, you’re in the right place. According to their website, their base model starts at $89,999 — but don’t let that turn you off to them as an option! I imagine that even their most basic model is excessively well-done.
  • Brevard: Their brilliant floor plans (said the blogger who has never yet lived in a Tiny House) are one reason they in my top three, but the price definitely plays a role in my interest in their homes! Their website says that their base price is around $44k, which is completely reasonable.
  • Perch & Nest: I couldn’t find a base price on their website, so I went a-hunting on the internet. This worthy interview with the owner of Perch & Nest suggests that their Tiny Homes fall in the $30k-$60k range. At this moment, they are my front runners, but it was Brevard earlier today, so it’s really touch-and-go.

All three companies create beautiful works of Tiny Home art. Go check out my favorite for each company:

  • Heirloom’s custom “Luxurious” Tiny Home is flexible, practical, and charming. If a family of five can live there, this family of two certainly could!
  • Brevard’s “Every Tiny Moment” Tiny Home stuck with me because of the little “man cave” area that other Tiny Home models seemed to be missing. That’s one of my husband’s “non-negotiables”!
  • Perch & Nest’s custom “Old World Vermont” Tiny Home may not match my taste in color, but in every other way, it fits any need we could have in our tiny home!

Share with us: What caught your eye about the Tiny Home model you’re loving?

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