Going to be living in a dorm?

Dorm room living is definitely a “tiny lifestyle” that needs help, you will need to exercise your imagination to make the most of your space while protecting your valuables!

Here are some great ideas (albeit in the guise of shopping hints): http://www.businessinsider.com/space-saving-college-dorm-accessories-2017-8

I would also add, that you should bring the bare minimum of stuff – really pare things down because you KNOW you will be accumulating tees and other stuff while you are there.

If at all possible – measure the room you will be in (make sure you know if you will have roommates or not) and then measure what you are bringing to be sure it fits.

Good luck…

Just a couple of things

If you have been reading/following this blog for awhile, thank you! If you are new, here are some things for you to know:

I try to post items relevant to a subject each day as follows:

  • Monday – Meatless Monday recipes
  • Tuesday – miscellaneous (whatever strikes my fancy)
  • Wednesday – budgets and money issues
  • Thursday – gardening and farming
  • Friday – Tiny homes
  • Saturday and Sunday – DIY and projects

I also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZenofLivingSmaller/  where I share similar items as well as timely recalls (you can do a Facebook Search on #FoodRecall #Recall #PetFoodRecall #ProductRecall and the posts should pop right up.

I have a passion for sustainable living and that generally means going smaller – for a smaller carbon footprint – but it doesn’t mean going without. You can have a rich life, and a varied diet and still live smaller.

I come from a background where living smaller wasn’t a choice, but a necessity – and for many it still is – so I hope that some of the hacks and tips I share help everyone whether this is a “lifestyle choice” or simply where you are at right now in your life.

Stay tuned… and thank you for reading my blog and checking out the Facebook page.

What to do with paper rolls

Whether it is a toilet paper roll or a paper towel roll; you probably have a bunch of them.  And you may also have some bored kids around this time (close to back-to-school, but still summer). Here’s a list of 39 things that can be made with paper rolls. Some of them are even really cool and “homestead”-y! Some of them you or your significant other will want to supervise!