Viva, Midimalism!

In defense of Midimalism

The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet. – The TinyLife In the span of a few decades, we Americans have traded in our penchant for ridiculously oversized, overpriced McMansions (too much room for even the Waltons or the Brady Bunch) for tiny houses. In this current trend, two adults –  often along with a pet and a child or two –  donate most of their worldly possessions, leave said McMansion, and cohabitate in a state of domestic bliss in 300 square feet. Let’s check […]

The life-changing magic of tidying up your running gear

organizing running gear

About 2 years ago, I read Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, and no hyperbole: it really was a life-changing book and it really was a one-time reorganization. After reading it, I donated, sold or discarded roughly 50% of my possessions. I tossed items that were worn, donated items that were still good but that I had no use for, and sold or consigned items, like clothing that I no longer wore….

Although I had Kondo-ed my running gear, racing and blogging means you are constantly accruing new, some useful, some not. … I decided to embark on an expedition to clean out my 3 drawers of running gear.