Decompress, Destress, Declutter

Cluttered dishes on the table

My grandma always said that the absolute best thing to do when you are feeling stressed, or overwhelmed, or sad was to declutter your living space. I still think it’s a little weird, but I do find it…

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Retirement Problems: Making Room for the Future

Old couple in a beach

Getting old is not fun, or I guess seeing as I am still young and vital, it does not look fun. It did when I was a kid. You could buy all the candy you want, but when…

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Reasons Why RV Living is the Best

RV parked by a lakeview

Houses are expensive. No one will fight that claim, and after the housing crash, people have been looking for cheaper, more sustainable living. One solution that has been picking up steam is the RV. The humble, the classic…

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Portable Storage: Securing Your Things Without Leaving Your House

Container storage

Because of my life-long desire for comfort, I am very much a fan of things that come to me – especially when it’s stuff like food and clothes. In recent years, storage has started to take up this…

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Tampa: So Much Room for Activities

Night Time Tampa

I have written my fair share about places that surround Tampa, I’ve written a couple of times that if you run out of things to do in those towns that Tampa is just a short drive away. This…

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Can I Store Stuff in My Attic?

Attic entry

Before we even get started, can we just talk about how attics and basements are always the creepiest parts of a house? They’re always dark, the light switch is always in a horrible spot, they smell funny and…

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How to Handle a Stressful Move

A sick woman

Title is a bit of a misnomer, isn’t it? It implies that there is a non-stressful move, or at least that stressful moves aren’t the norm. I just moved across the country not two weeks ago, and for…

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The Windy Hills of Zephyrhills

Zephryhills map

That’s what it means. Zephyr refers to wind, traditionally it’s the name of the western wind. No, really. I’ll wait while you google it. Though, oddly, it is not that windy. Also, not that many hills. So, kind…

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Something New, Something Sarasota

Nightview of buildings along a lake

Sarasota is an impressive little town, in fact I don’t really feel comfortable referring to it as either little or a town; it isn’t quite a city either though. It is in this weird liminal space between the…

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Small, Smaller, Smallest: Tiny House Living

A tiny fantasy house in the woods

Tiny houses are getting bigger and bigger, not in terms of size as that wouldn’t make sense. They are the latest living sensation that’s taking the nation; you can scarcely read a home magazine or blog without stumbling…

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